The accident happened on private property near Hamilton

According to a report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, at about 5:45 p.m., on June 30, 8-year-old Alex Rich, Hamilton, was run over by a 2001 Ford F150 after he fell off of the tailgate and was run over by the rear right tire.

According to the report rich was sitting on the tailgate while an adult was working on the front end of the vehicle, which has been left out of gear, then the vehicle began to roll forward, throwing him off of the back and under the right rear tire

According to the report the accident happened on private property off of Route CC, five miles north of Hamilton. Rich was taken by Life Flight Eagle to Children’s Mercy in Kansas City for treatment of moderate injuries.