Mom charged after son is run over in school parking lot

Associated Press

Belmont, Mich. – Western Michigan authorities have charged a woman with reckless driving after police say she ran over her 9-year-old son while dropping him off at school.

Court records show 36-year-old Tiffany Kosakowski was arraigned Friday in Kent County with second-degree child abuse and reckless driving causing serious impairment of a body function. She was released on a personal-recognizance bond.

Prosecutors charged Kosakowski after reviewing police reports about the incident that left her son hospitalized in critical condition. reports the third-grader was run over Tuesday in the Chandler Woods Charter Academy’s parking lot in Belmont. Police say the rear tire of his mother’s vehicle injured his head and torso.

Police say surveillance images show the boy hanging from the passenger-side front door before he lost his grip and was run over.