4-Year-Old Killed in Accident at Oklahoma School

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A man from Nichols Hills, Oklahoma hit and killed his 4-year-old son while dropping him off at his school Tuesday (Feb. 25).

Authorities said the father was dropping several children off at Christ The King School when his son, Quaid Dolan, decided to run back to the car after everyone was out.

The father was not aware that Quaid had come back, and accidentally hit him with the vehicle.

His school mates then ran inside the building, asking teachers for help. One person called 911, while another teacher rushed outside to give Quaid CPR but it was too late. 

Christ The King Catholic School sent this statement:

“We are sorry to inform you of a tragic accident that occurred this am during junior high carpool. A student in full day PreK ran back to his car and was struck. Sadly, the child did not survive. We are awaiting Catholic Charities arrival to assist with any counseling and support and will let you know more details as arrangements are made.”

Quaid leaves behind five older brothers and a younger sister, his parents and his grandparents. His memorial services have not been set yet.

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  • Cf

    A four year old is too young to just let out of the car and walk in to the school. Because of something like this taking place.

    Tragic for sure. Maybe others will learn from this?

    • Tiffany

      This child was with his 5 older siblings, not alone…he ran back to the vehicle. Please do not judge, it was a horrible accident.

  • Chris

    This dad didnt do anything wrong, but you watch your kids, and wait. You do not assume there arent any kids around. If you are unsure, you get your butt out and walk around your car! Just for future reference :) and my 4 year old will not be walking himself into school, he will be holding my hand til hes in his class and ready to let go :(

  • Leeann

    Wow, all you people who are judging are either not parents, or you are just heartless individuals. This man lost a child in a horrific accident. Anyone who has ever been a parent understands that things can happen before you realize it. The fact that this child has five older siblings is probably an indication that this parent isn’t just a wreckless driver who runs over children in his free time.
    Before judging him, maybe you should step off your pedestal and pray for him. Prayers for the entire family. May God help them understand this terrible tragedy, and may God englighten the judgemental people on this post.

  • happy happy happy

    If the parent was a “distracted” driver….texting, or talking on the phone in a school zone…then he needs to be given a citation. I am sorry for his loss, but It is against the law. If this is the case, then he could have struck any child that was present. we need to clamp down on these incidents of phone usage, or there will continue to be more accidents.

    • Tiffany

      You are a royal jerk..this kid has cleared the car, and ran back. Maybe the father looking around as not to hit other kids after seeing his kids were clear..in the meantime his kid ran back…please do not judge, rather imagine how inconsolable you would be and pray for this father!

  • Marie

    It seems this was just a horrible, terrible accident. All you can do is Grieve, pray and try to go on.

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