SELLERSBURG, Ind. (WDRB) -- Police say a 2-year-old boy has died after falling off a manual scooter in southern Indiana.
According to Sellersburg Police, it happened around 7 p.m. Monday in the Indian Oaks Mobile Home Park on Washington Drive.
That's where officers responded to a report of a 2-year-old lying unresponsive in the street. Emergency crews tried to revive the child at the scene. He was then taken to Clark Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
"Children are the most innocent people out there and for this to happen to a 2-year-old, it's hard to explain," said Sellersburg Police Chief William R. Whelan.
Police say the boy would have turned 3 years old next month.
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Officials say there were no adults with the children when the incident happened.
"We're going to continue the investigation," said Chief Whelan. "We're going to look into that."
Police say there were several other children around. The oldest of the children was 12 years old, according to police.
"Any loss of life is hard, but when you’re talking a child...," Chief Whelan said. "I’ve done this a long time, but I’m also a father of young children, and it’s just extremely hard, extremely sad, and it’s hard to swallow."
Police have been interviewing the other children who were there Monday night, trying to piece together what happened.
Cheif Whelan said, "I can't imagine a parent trying to have to explain now to their 5 year old that their friend that they play with out there and ride the scooters is gone. How does a 5-year-old or a 4-year-old comprehend that?"
Officers say the little boy was being pushed on a scooter by another child. The boy tried to turn while riding the scooter and that's when he fell. Police believe the boy hit his head on the road, and was not wearing a helmet.
An autopsy was scheduled for Tuesday. Police are not releasing the boy's name yet.
"Any type of these, it hits home if you're a parent. I'd say it probably hits home if you're not a parent," Whelan added.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.
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