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Nurse, 72, who ran over and killed a three-year-old boy is jailed for at least 18 months

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Nurse, 72, who ran over and killed a three-year-old boy is jailed for at least 18 months

A 72-year-old nurse who ran over and killed a three-year-old boy as he walked across the road with his mother will spend at least the next 18 months behind bars.

Jian Li Tang ran over the toddler when her car crossed onto the wrong side of the road at Eastwood in Sydney’s north-west in July 2017, 9News reported.  

Tang, who is a nurse, was sentenced to three years jail this week but will be eligible for parole after spending a minimum of 18 months behind bars.

A 72-year-old nurse who ran over and killed a three-year-old boy as he walked across the road with his mother will spend at least the next 18 months behind bars. Pictured, the accident scene

A 72-year-old nurse who ran over and killed a three-year-old boy as he walked across the road with his mother will spend at least the next 18 months behind bars. Pictured, the accident scene

A 72-year-old nurse who ran over and killed a three-year-old boy as he walked across the road with his mother will spend at least the next 18 months behind bars. Pictured, the accident scene

Jian Li Tang ran over the toddler when her car crossed onto the wrong side of the road at Eastwood in Sydney's north west in July 2017. Pictured, the accident scene

Jian Li Tang ran over the toddler when her car crossed onto the wrong side of the road at Eastwood in Sydney's north west in July 2017. Pictured, the accident scene

Jian Li Tang ran over the toddler when her car crossed onto the wrong side of the road at Eastwood in Sydney’s north west in July 2017. Pictured, the accident scene

The court heard the 72-year-old has devoted her life to caring for others, and since the incident she has developed ongoing mental health issues. 

The boy’s mother, who was walking across the road with the child at the time, was unharmed during the collision.  

Following the accident, Tang was forced to stop working due to severe depression and anxiety, as well as post-traumatic stress from killing the infant, the court heard.

She has also asked to be given the opportunity to apologise to the boy’s family. 

Jian Li Tang (pictured with her face covered) has asked to be given the opportunity to apologise to the boy's family

Jian Li Tang (pictured with her face covered) has asked to be given the opportunity to apologise to the boy's family

Jian Li Tang (pictured with her face covered) has asked to be given the opportunity to apologise to the boy’s family

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