According to an official Florida Highway Patrol press release, Ashten Drew Dowling, 5, of Indiantown was killed Friday afternoon when he was backed over by a pickup truck while riding his bicycle at a mobile home park.
The accident happened at the St. Lucie Mobile Village at 11500 SW Kanner in suburban Martin County.
FHP Trooper Mark Steele reports that Ladi A. Hernandez-Perez, 18, also of Indiantown, was backing up a 2007 Dodge Ram pickup out of a driveway when he struck the child.
Ashten was rushed to Martin Memorial South where he was pronounced dead at 3:31. The accident remains under investigation, however, the FHP states harges are pending.
We will have more information on this accident as it becomes available.
The entire firm of DeBerard Accident Attorney sends their sincerest and deepest condolences to everyone affected by this heartbreaking misfortune. We know the impact of such a death can stay with families and friends for years, often a lifetime.