Mom pleads guilty to running over son

Kent County
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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The mother who ran over her own son with an SUV has entered in to a plea agreement.

Tiffany Kosakowski pleaded guilty Tuesday to a count of reckless driving causing serious injury. In exchange, prosecutors dropped a charge of second-degree child abuse.

Kosakowski ran over her 9-year-old son on Dec. 11 outside his school in Plainfield Township. Investigators said video and witness accounts show the boy was hanging from the passenger side front-door handle, then lost his grip and was run over by the rear tire of the SUV. The boy sustained skull fractures, bleeding on the brain and broken bones.

Children’s Protective Services later took steps to terminate Kosakowski’s parental rights to the boy and his twin sister. The status of those proceedings was not immediately available Tuesday.

The reckless driving charge is punishable by up to five years in prison, but because of sentencing guidelines, it’s more likely Kosakowski will get up to 11 months range. That means that if sentenced to time behind bars, she will probably serve it in the county jail rather than a state prison.

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