Police: Jessamine County father runs over child, goes to jail

NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (WKYT) - A Central Kentucky father is facing wanton endangerment charges after police say he ran over his 2-year-old daughter.

Police arrested Viktor Grishchuk Wednesday in Nicholasville. We're told his daughter fell out of the car while he was driving and was run over.

Nicholasville police say this was one bad decision after another that ended with a father going to jail and his two year old daughter going to the hospital.

The woman who called police says she was sitting at a stop sign when she heard children screaming from the backseat of a car going through the intersection.

Krystle Joslin says, "The back door opened up, and a young child had to have been two, she falls out of the car and I scream and he put the car in park and runs over her. Runs over her legs."

Joslin says she ran to the car, offering to call for help, but she says the driver refused that offer.

"He took the child, threw her in the backseat of the car, no seatbelt, no carpet and he said no, she'll be fine."

Joslin got the license plate and called police. They went to the home of 35-year-old Viktor Grishchuk where they say his daughter had injuries to her foot, but he still refused to allow medical treatment. That's when they arrested him and charged him with wanton endangerment while a family member took the 2-year-old to the hospital.

Police say if he had stopped the car and called 911, he most likely wouldn't have gone to jail.

Police say, "We probably could have avoided the serious charge that was placed, there could have been a failure to restrain a child citation."

Joslin says, "I understand that accidents happen, but for you to just sit there and run over your child and deny medical help or wanting to call police, that's just strange."

Grishchuks wife says the incident was simply an accident but the family didn't want to comment until speaking with their lawyer.

Grishchuk was taken to the Jessamine County Detention Center but has since bonded out of jail.

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