A woman leaving the baby in the shade of a car and the driver moved killing the child

Q: A mother put her young baby in the shade the wheels of a parked car. The driver later started the car, and unintentionally ran over the child, and the child consequently died. We hope Your Eminence would guide us concerning what the woman and the car driver should do. May Allah reward you best! May Allah grant us success.

A: If the case is as you have mentioned, the car driver is obliged to pay the Kaffarah (expiation) and Diyah (blood money). The Kaffarah is setting a Muslim slave free, and if he is unable to find one, he should observe Sawm (fasting) for two consecutive months.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet, his family and Companions.