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Aloha boy run over after falling out of van

Father was parking vehicle

A 2-year-old boy is being treated for serious injuries after he was accidentally run over Sunday evening by a van driven by his father near their Aloha home.

Washington County sheriff's deputies responded to the residence, in the 600 block of Southwest Concord Way in Aloha, on a report that a child had been run over just before 7 p.m. Sunday.

Deputies learned the child's father, Ignacio Moya-Hernandez, 36, was driving his 2001 Dodge Caravan from the street into the family's parking space with his son and daughter sitting on the floor of the van with their feet hanging out of the open sliding door.

Apparently, the father drove onto the curb, causing his 2-year-old son to fall out. The 5-year-old daughter remained in the van. Moya-Hernandez apparently did not realize his son fell out and drove the van over his son with the vehicle's rear tire, said Sgt. Bob Ray, sheriff's office spokesman.

The child was rushed by ambulance to a nearby hospital, where he is being treated for serious injuries that do not appear to be life threatening.

The investigation has been turned over to the Washington County District Attorney's Office, which will consider if charges should be filed. Alcohol or drugs are not a factor in this incident, Ray said.

The sheriff's office encourages drivers to have all passengers, especially children, safely secured in the vehicle regardless of the driving distance.