Dan Mutuma, a nurse in Kansas City, was reversing his car when his son sneaked behind the vehicle.
According to Mutuma’s brother-in-law Ezra Kamencu, the mother-in-law was in the kitchen while his wife was tending to their twin children.
“It is so painful to the entire family and especially to the father to have crushed his own son.
“There is no way he could have seen the kid who was playing behind. The child had run unnoticed behind the vehicle as the father was reversing,” he divulged.
Police in the area opened investigations into the matter but it is understood that the father will not face any criminal charges.
According to Fox 4 News, Mutuma was distraught after the accident and neighbours heard him wailing upon realizing his son was no more.
The TV station reported that local Olathe police were investigating the matter but did not expect to prefer any criminal charges from the incident and were treating it as an accident.
The child will be buried in the US but the burial date has not yet been set.
Mr Mingaine said that the incident has triggered revival of a campaign to sensitize motorists on the need to check their vehicles to prevent such tragedies from happening.