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Boy pinned under car driven by 2-year-old sister

POSEY COUNTY, IN (WFIE) - Construction workers rushed to lift a car off of a baby boy who had just been run over. It happened just before 1 p.m. on Tuesday at the Twin Lakes Mobile Home Park at the Vanderburgh-Posey County line.

Neighbor Chris Collins says, "I came out running when I heard screams. The baby was under the car."

Indiana State Police and the Posey County Sheriffs Deputies say the car was running and the front door was open when the boy's 2-year-old sister jumped into the driver's seat, shifting the gear into drive.

They say the car moved several feet before striking a truck. Police say the 1-year-old boy was pinned under the rear wheel of the car.

Construction workers nearby saw it all happen, and they lifted the car off of Robert Phillips.

Marco Espinosa & Ray Trile were the ones that freed the boy.

They say, "He was not breathing. He was just kind of choking. As soon as we pulled the baby, he started crying. The baby started crying. I said, he's going to be okay."

The boy's father says he started his car in the driveway, quickly went in to check on his fiance and when he came out, he says it was all over. 

Posey County Greg Oeth says, "Children are smart. They see how things work. They see how mom and dad operate things. This is a perfect example of how devastating the acts of small children can be. It just sends a message to all those who have small children to keep them close at hand."

Robert was taken to Deaconess Hospital.

Authorities confirm that he is being kept overnight for internal injuries, including broken ribs and lung damage. However, his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

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