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Toddler run over by father recovering

Tue., Dec. 20, 2011, 3:01 p.m.

The condition of a Liberty Lake toddler who sustained head injuries last week after being run over by her father is improving.

The girl was hospitalized after the Friday afternoon incident, but is expected to return home after a week, according to a Spokane County Sheriff’s Office news release.

“The tough little girl is improving well,” said sheriff’s Spokesman Sgt. Dave Regan in a news release. “She sustained a fractured skull and bleeding on the brain.”

The girl has been in the intensive care unit at a local hospital since her father backed over her in his Dodge pickup truck at their home in the 2400 block of Chase Lane. The mother had set the toddler down to go inside and grab something and the father, thinking the child was with her mother, began to move the truck and struck the girl.

Authorities do not believe drugs or alcohol were factors and the parents have not been charged with a crime.

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