Monday, October 20, 2014

FHP: Brevard County Dad Runs Over Son

COCOA, Florida -- A Cocoa man ran over his son this morning after dropping the 11-year-old off for school this morning.
 

42-year-old Latwain Hadley of Cocoa, Florida had parked his 1997 Ford SUV facing north in the Shooters Billiards and Bar parking lot located at 1496 Clearlake Road in Cocoa, Florida.


According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Hadley had parked there to let his juvenile passengers exit the Ford to walk to school.  Four passengers exited the vehicle and started walking in a north direction away from Ford.  That's when Hadley's son stopped in front of the Ford and knelt down to tie his shoe out of his father's view.


Hadley waited until it was clear and made a left turn.  The front left of the Ford then ran over the boy during the turn.  The Father continued the left turn but stopped when he was alerted by other pedestrians that the boy was underneath the vehicle.


Hadley then reversed the Ford and parked.  The boy was transported to Arnold Palmer Children's Hospital in Orlando, Florida where he is listed in serious condition.


According to FHP reports, Hadley said that he let all of his children out of the vehicle, as he always does, and started to make a left turn back onto Clearlake Road and that he did not see his son.


The incident remains under investigation and charges are pending.