UPDATE: Matthew Schworm, 24, of Kingsland, the caregiver who was responsible at the time for the injured toddler, was arrested at the scene and charged with abandoning/endangering a child, a second-degree felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison if convicted. Schworm was taken to the Llano County Jail, where he remained as of May 10 on a $25,000 surety bond.
FROM STAFF REPORTS
KINGSLAND — A toddler is recovering from injuries after a vehicle rolled over his leg in a private drive, according to a Llano County Sheriff’s Office report.
The incident involving a Dodge Neon was reported at 8:31 p.m. May 6 in the 900 block of Dilley in Kingsland.
A 2-year-old boy at the residence darted toward a vehicle after a motorist dropped off someone in the driveway, said LCSO Investigator Glen Williams.
“Apparently, the vehicle was backing out of parking spot,” he said. “The young boy then ran towards it, bumped the door, and fell under the vehicle. The front tire ran over his leg.”
The child was transported by ambulance to an area emergency room with non-life-threatening injuries, he said.
“It was just an accident,” Williams said.