A man who authorities say ran over his 4-year-old son with a van shouldn’t be prosecuted for leaving the scene of the accident, his attorney said Monday, pointing to video that shows police arriving to help and then leaving him there alone.
Natividad de Jesus Hernandez is accused of driving away without talking to authorities after the Thursday accident in Union County, northwest of Columbus.
Hernandez, 30, was arrested after showing up at a hospital where his son, Angel Gustbabo Hernandez, died after the accident earlier in the day.
A state patrol report says the boy fell out of the van, which then ran over him. It says he wasn’t secured in the van.
After the accident, Hernandez, who is from El Salvador, was confused, unsure whether to wait, before finally leaving, attorney Scott Culbert said in a phone interview.