Nothing worse than losing a child. Suffice to say, the grief of Guto Jenkins, 32, is unparalleled. Indeed, this farmer living in the region of Clynderwen, in Pembrokeshire, accidentally ran over and killed his 3-year-old son, Ianto Jenkins, reports The Sun, according to an investigation carried out on September 12. The media reports that this father had not seen the little boy in the mirrors of his pick-up truck. Guto Jenkins was out making a delivery when the incident happened. Baby Ianto Jenkins has suffered fatal head trauma, reports The Sun.
In a statement, Guto Jenkins said he initially planned to take his son with him for the delivery. Only, the little boy would have changed his mind since he wanted to play bike with his cousins. At Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire Criminal Court, Guto Jenkins, 32, said he scanned the surroundings before getting into his truck. “Satisfied with the safety, I moved away ahead and went up the road. I did not see Ianto near the Volkswagen or the trailer,” he explained. “I was convinced that the way was clear and that I could walk away safely. I did not see him at any time, although I checked in my mirror and over my shoulder”, had– he adds. “I did not see, hear or smell anything unusual. I received a call from my mother telling me that Ianto was dead. It was the worst call of my life”, he concluded, upset.
He hadn’t even left the farm when he got the call
Guto Jenkins is divorced from the mother of his three-year-old son. In court, he announced that he hadn’t even left the family farm yet when he received that horrible call from his mother. “I have no idea how Ianto got hit. I don’t know what part of the trailer hit him,” he explained. “I still have flashbacks. Not a day goes by that I don’t think of Ianto and the circumstances of his death at the age of three,” he said. This father, very shocked and above all deeply hurt, never ceased to emphasize his pain in court.
“It’s a waking nightmare that I will live with for the rest of my life. The pain and the guilt will never go away,” he continued in his tracks. Of course, a quest was conducted following this tragedy. This investigation determined that little Ianto Jenkins and his sister were with their father on the family dairy farm. Grandmother Menir Jenkins, 61, said she was working on her computer on the farm when the boy’s sister Seren came in and shouted: “Mamu Ianto is dead”.
“I saw him lying on the ground and I thought he had fallen off his bike”
The grandmother had explained that she had not believed the little girl since she thought that a child was always dramatic and had a tendency to exaggerate. It was when she discovered the little boy lying on the ground that she knew the truth. “I saw him lying on the ground and I thought he had fallen off his bike and scraped his knee, but when I got closer and was a few inches away, I saw that the back of his head was open,” she explained.
Still in shock, Menir Jenkins then covered the lifeless body of his grandson with a towel before calling his father directly to tell him the horrible news. It was only after that that she contacted little Ianto’s mother, 27-year-old Chloe Picton. “I told her I was so sorry, it was so tragic, I hugged her and she hugged me back. She kept saying ‘I can’t believe it , I want to see my baby'”, says Menir Jenkins.
He leaves his farm with his truck without suspecting that he has just committed the irreparable © Pexels