A LAD of three was crushed to death by a tipper truck driven by his COUSIN, an inquest heard.
Tragic Matthew Junior Maybin ran out of his house to meet his dad who was in the Transit when he was run over.
The tot, known as MJ, from Wolverhampton, West Mids, died from catastrophic head injuries.
His cousin Tony Maybin had been dropping MJ’s dad – also called Matthew – home on August 20 around 3.45pm when he reversed the tipper, knocking the boy over.
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Tony told the inquest at Black Country Coroner’s Court: “I spoke to Matty [MJ] and he ran around the van.
“I reversed, I checked my mirrors and my back window, and then my mirrors again, and it was clear when I checked.
“I carried on reversing.”
When asked if he felt an impact, he replied “no”.
MJ’s distraught mum, Vicky Maybin, said: “All I heard was a massive thud and he was lying in the middle of the road.
“The parking is ridiculous in the street and it’s very tight and narrow.”
Paying tribute to her son, Vicky added: “He was much loved, anyone who had the pleasure of meeting him was in love with his big blue eyes and said he was too pretty to be a boy.
“He loved to watch PAW Patrol and loved to wear his wellies.”
The coroner recorded death by way of a road traffic collision after PC Andrew Salt, from West Midlands Police, confirmed there were no defects with the vehicle.
Vicky is now petitioning to have the road widened.
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