Toddler Dies After Falling Out Of Father's Pickup Truck
by Janet Kim
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A 21-month-old girl was killed when she fell out of her father's truck and was struck by a back tire near their home in Hermitage.
Officials said the tragic accident happened around 6:45 p.m. Thursday at 1700 Aaronwood Drive, just blocks away from the girl's home. She was identified as London Henn.
London's father, 33-year-old Brad Henn, told police he had stopped to talk to two boys he knew from the neighborhood. After a couple minutes he offered them a ride home.
Investigators said the little girl recognized the children and got excited to see them. She somehow freed herself from her back child seat and climbed into the front passenger seat.
When one of the boys opened the front passenger door, London began to fall out. Henn quickly leaned over to grab London and accidentally hit the gas pedal with his foot, causing the truck to lurch forward.
The preliminary investigation to this point indicated London fell from the front passenger seat and was struck by the truck's right back wheel. She was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where she died.
Officials said Brad Henn was distraught and had to be transported to Summit Medical Center for treatment.
The investigation was still ongoing, but police did not expect to file any charges.