Yesterday the boy's mother relived the horror of seeing her son being mowed down by the large 4X4 vehicle.The 34-year-old woman had just picked her son up from the creche at his primary school in an Ayrshire village.
She told a trial at Ayr Sheriff Court that her son was "scooting" along the pavement, when he was struck by a black Isuzo Trooper being driven out of his driveway by 68-year-old Percy Adams.
She said: "The vehicle started to move forward. I shouted 'stop'.
"I saw Mr Adams' vehicle move forward and hit my son. He went between the two front wheels."
The three-year-old suffered multiple injuries including a fractured skull. He is still receiving treatment in Glasgow's Yorkhill Hospital and has been left deaf in one ear.
Sheriff Norman McFadyen found Adams guilty as charged.
He fined him £500 and endorsed his licence with six points.