Mr Ellison arrived home to find emergency vehicles outside and assumed his son was the victim of a random hit-and-run. When law enforcement contacted his father Jamie Ellison, the distraught parent took to social media to help find the culprit:
I beg anyone who was on Hester’s Way Road between 8:30 and 8:40….doing school runs or catching a bus etc to please call the police and help find who did this to my little man x thank you x.
…only to be told that HE HIMSELF was the one that hit his son on his way out.
Mr Ellison went on to explain the devastating affect the accident has had on the family, and the fact he had to explain the incident to his other children.
He wrote: “A few hours later thanks to some amazing police men and women, they found CCTV footage which shows that I hit my own son. Could you imagine what I felt like then knowing I nearly killed my own son completely unaware that I was responsible?”