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Police: NJ mom accidentally runs over toddler

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EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) - Authorities say a southern New Jersey woman accidentally ran over her year-old child when the toddler ran into the path of her vehicle as she backed down a driveway.

Egg Harbor Township police say the child was hospitalized with "moderate injuries" suffered in the accident, which occurred around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. But further details on the child's condition were not disclosed.

The toddler's mother, 23-year-old township resident Christina Rodriguez, was backing down the driveway of a Flatbush Avenue home when her vehicle struck the child. The vehicle then continued in reverse and pinned the child underneath the vehicle.

Neighbors alerted the driver and the vehicle was stopped. The neighbors then extricated the child from under the vehicle.

No charges have been filed. The accident remains under investigation.

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