Farmer killed son, three, in forklift truck accident

A father has spoken about the death of his young son, whom he hit with a forklift truck on their farm last year. Richard Nelson ran over Stuart, three, while reversing. “It was a total accident,” he told the Victoria Derbyshire programme on BBC Two. “No one is to blame.

He was in my blind spot.” Mr Nelson, 39, was on the programme with his wife, Linzi, and their daughter, Hannah. In February last year Stuart ran round a corner on Cuttlehill Farm near Crossgates, Fife, into the path of the vehicle. Mr Nelson said: “It was a very painful day.

Linzi was back from her work, so Stuart came out to be with me.”

Mrs Nelson, 37, said: “Stuart was outgoing, loved being on…

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