October 18, 2013 (Ramona) – Bella Noble, A 5-year-old Ramona girl has died of injuries sustained when her mother, 42, accidentally backed over the child. The tragedy happened at 5:20 p.m. yesterday in the family's driveway on Carnation Road in Ramona, when the mother was backing her Chevrolet Astro van out to visit a friend.
According to the CHP, the child ran behind the vehicle.
“The mother lost sight of her daughter and felt a bump at the rear of her vehicle and realized she may have struck her child. Not realizing she had run over her daughter, she pulled forward and struck her child a second time,” said CHP Officer Tommy Doerr.
Ramona Fire Department Personnel treated the child on scene. She was transported by Mercy Air to Children’s Hospital in San Diego, where she succumbed to her injuries.
Alcohol and/or drugs do not appear to have been a factor in this collision, according to the CHP.
The collision remains under investigation.