Charlotte Smithers, three, was killed after being hit by her family car in the parking lot of her daycare center on October 14
A heavily pregnant mother who accidentally ran over and murdered her three-year-old daughter while picking up the daycare has revealed that she & # 39; was just trying to turn on the air conditioning & # 39; when the car suddenly rolled back.
Charlotte Smithers – a & # 39; smart and vibrant girl & # 39; – was crushed outside Kiddy Palace Learning Center in northern Melbourne on October 14 when her mother Amanda Furner was loading her three other children into the vehicle.
Mrs. Furner, who lives in a motel because she cannot face Charlotte & # 39; s empty bed at home, said that she had turned on the car to turn on the air conditioning, and claims it was still in the park, with the handbrake on, then it suddenly rolled back and ran over her little girl.
& # 39; When we came out of the kindy, the children all got into the car except Charlotte, & # 39; the mother of four told Daily Mail Australia.
& # 39; She was waiting for me to put her in … I went to the driver's door and first turned on the air conditioning because it was a hot day.
Ms. Furner claims that the rented Ford Territory was defective and is considering taking legal action against the rental company, which she does not want to mention.
& # 39; I know 100 percent that the car was in the park with the parking brake on, but when I went from my door to Charlotte & # 39; s door to put her in the car, he rolled back.
& # 39; I can't remember much afterwards … but the friendly ladies told me I was holding her and screaming for help. & # 39;
The moments that followed were a blur for Mrs. Furner, who said a childcare worker rushed to her daughter and started CPR while she was being brought in.
& # 39; I remember seeing Charlotte lying on the concrete with resuscitation from a wonderful nice lady … she had blood everywhere, & # 39; she said.
& # 39; The childcare center owner brought me in and I stood by the window looking … I went back outside, I was so shocked, I just wanted to make sure my baby was fine. & # 39;
Amanda Furner (in the middle with her children) said she had tried turning on the car's air conditioning before helping Charlotte get into the car, which she struck a little later
Mrs. Furner was subsequently treated by paramedics and taken to the hospital by ambulance, where she was treated for shock and injury on her left, which struck her unborn son.
& # 39; It was extremely awful, & # 39; she said. & # 39; I just want people to know that I didn't do it. My children are my world.
& # 39; Charlotte was a smart, vibrant little girl. She filled everyone's hearts with much love. & # 39;
Mrs. pregnant is heavily pregnant and unable to return home and be confronted with Charlotte's empty bed. She lives in a motel and the money runs out.
Mrs. Furner is fundraising to pay a new rent so that she and her children can start over.
& # 39; I know I will never fully recover from this, but for the sake of my baby boy and my other children, I need to find the strength to rebuild our lives & # 39 ;, she wrote on the GoFundMe page
& # 39; I can't stand to go back to our house. It's way too painful for me.
& # 39; I also know that I can't live in a motel, nor can I take my baby boy home there. & # 39;
The unborn son of the Melbourne mother comes on December 20, Charlotte & # 39; s birthday, but is more likely to be caused because the accident appears to have caused pregnancy problems.
& # 39; My body is still in shock, & # 39; she said. & # 39; I have grief guidance this week … I have had flashbacks from the accident in my sleep. & # 39;
& # 39; My body is so sore, it is still recovering … I have already injured my left side. I hit my stomach and the baby also suffered, his movements have fallen, the hospital is watching him closely.
Mrs. Furner said that she blamed her car, which she said was defective, for the accident.
The devastated mother, who is heavily pregnant, said that Charlotte & # 39; a bright, vibrant little girl & # 39; used to be
Mrs. Furner has lived in a motel and is unable to return to her daughter's empty bed
She said she & # 39; 100 percent sure & # 39; was that her parking brake was on and that the car was in the park when she turned on the engine, but that it had been turned back anyway.
& # 39; I brought the car, which was a rental car, to my mechanic (about six weeks before the accident) and he told me it wasn't worth it, & # 39; she said.
& # 39; I then brought it directly to the rental company and told them about the problems. They had the car for more than a month … I only got it back about a week before the accident. & # 39;
Mrs. Furner said that part of the rent-to-own agreement dictated that the company was responsible for keeping the car ready to drive, and they said it was when they returned the vehicle.
She added that her own mechanic had identified problems with the braking system when assessing the car.
& # 39; We are waiting for the coroner's report and the police report, and then we continue (the rental company), & # 39; she said.
After the accident, the children's center was flooded by police and paramedics.
Charlotte & # 39; s father, Adam Smithers, said he was stunned by the tragedy and loss of his dear daughter.
& # 39; She would illuminate the room wherever she went, & # 39; said Smithers, alienated from Mrs. Furner Nine news at the time.
& # 39; I'm devastated, my little baby is gone … I don't know what to feel. & # 39;
Charlotte & # 39; s father, Adam Smithers, said at the time that he & # 39; stunned & # 39; was shocked by the news of the death of his beloved daughter
On social media, Mr. Smithers regularly posted photos and comments about his little girl.
& # 39; Charlotte, my little possum, loves her above all else, & # 39; Mr. Smithers once wrote.
Another message was: & # 39; Best day of my life, will never be defeated & # 39; while he rocked Charlotte like a newborn baby.
The police still don't know exactly why the car was moved, but Detective Sergeant Daryll Out described the situation as a & # 39; terrible accident & # 39 ;.
& # 39; We certainly urge everyone in the neighborhood to be very careful and alert that such terrible accidents can happen if everyone doesn't pay full attention to what they do & he said.
A report is being prepared for the coroner, and a Victoria Police spokeswoman said Wednesday that their investigation is still ongoing and that no charges have been filed.
The police will prepare a report for the coroner and have not filed a complaint
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