A mother from Salem, New Hampshire,has been charged with endangering the welfare of a child after her 2-year-old daughter was run over by a car with her 7-year-old sister in the driver's seat.
Amylynn Boehm, 27, has been charged with two counts of endangering the welfare of a child and one count of allowing an improper person to operate a vehicle after she gave her 7-year-old daughter permission to go outside and start her car.
The 7-year-old was able to shift the car into reverse and the car began to move backwards until it ran over her 2-year-old sister, who had followed her outside.
Police said Boehm was not outside at the time and came to help her daughter when she heard the 7-year-old scream for help.
The toddler was taken to Lawrence General Hospital before being flown to Boston Children's Hospital with injuries to her legs, chin and scalp. She also had some bruising along the right side of her rib cage and her upper arm.
Investigators said this was not the first time the 7-year-old was allowed to start the car. Salem police and NH DCYF are still investigating.