Olympian runs over and kills his baby son on the child’s first birthday while reversing out of his driveway – leaving the devastated father unable to speak
- Isaac Ntiamoah, 36, accidentally ran over his one-year-old son on his driveway
- He was reversing out of his driveway when he hit Josiah at about 3pm on Friday
- Angelina – Josiah’s mum – rushed him to hospital where he died a short time later
Australian Olympian Isaac Ntiamoah is mourning the loss of his baby son after running over him on his first birthday, while reversing out of his driveway.
The track and field athlete, 36, was driving his Mitsubishi ASX when he accidentally hit his son Josiah at his Green Valley home in Sydney’s west at about 3pm on Friday.
Ntiamoah’s wife Angelina witnessed the tragedy and rushed her son to Liverpool Hospital, where he died a short time later.
Mr Ntiamoah had been making trips to and from the Whitford Road home to organise his son’s birthday party.
Australian Olympian Isaac Ntiamoah (pictured right with wife Angelina and friend David Yarza Porto) is mourning the loss of his baby son Josiah
The 36-year-old was unable to communicate the details of the incident to police until Saturday morning because he was in shock, The Sunday Telegraph reported.
NSW police are still investigating the circumstances of the incident, which is being treated as a tragic accident.
Mr Ntiamoah has undergone mandatory blood and urine tests.
His Mitsubishi was siezed by the Crash Investigatiom Unit for examination and was returned to the family on Saturday.
Loved ones visited the family at their home, where they offered their condolences and gave flowers.
One neighbour, who asked to remain anonymous, told the publication Mr Ntiamoah was a ‘fantastic father’ and that Josiah was ‘a very good little boy’.
Mr Ntiamoah competed in the Australian 4 x 100m relay team and qualified for the finals at the 2012 London Olympics, where he finished in sixth place.
He also came fourth in a relay at the 2010 Commonwealth Games.
One neighbour, who asked to remain anonymous, told the publication Mr Ntiamoah was a ‘fantastic father’ and that Josiah was ‘a very good little boy’
‘Australia’s athletics family is today grieving the loss of Olympian Isaac Ntiamoah’s young son,’ Athletics Australia tweeted.
‘Our community share their collective thoughts and condolences with Isaac and his family at this terrible time.’
A NSW police spokeswoman told Daily Mail Australia: ‘A report will be prepared for the Coroner following the death of a child who was struck in a driveway at Green Valley.’
Loved ones visited the family at their home, where they offered their condolences and gave flowers