Ellison at first believed a hit-and-run driver had left the 15-month-old for dead. He sent out a passionate plea for witnesses to come forward on his Facebook page. "I beg anyone who was on Hester's Way Road between 8:30 and 8:40....doing school runs or catching a bus etc to please call the police and help find who did this to my little man x thank you x [sic]."
Gloucestershire Police also appealed for witnesses. They later announced that they believed the father was at fault for the boys injuries. It seems to have been a tragic accident, and no further action will be taken against the family.
"So imagine how I feel right now to be told that I accidentally ran over my own son......think about that [sic]," Ellison wrote on his Facebook. The boy is still in the hospital for observation, but is doing well, according to The Mirror.