A THREE-year-old boy has died after being accidentally run over by a driver - believed to be his father - in southern NSW.
The 41-year-old man was behind the wheel when the car left the driveway of a home in Cootamundra on Tuesday afternoon.
The driver was unaware that the three-year-old had been run over and seriously injured, the NSW Police Force said in a statement.
The boy was taken to hospital but later died.
Staff at a Cootamundra pub said news about the tragic death was filtering through the town.
"It's a horrible tragedy. That's horribly sad," they said.
The driver has undergone mandatory blood and urine tests.
A report will be prepared for the coroner.
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