A Queensland youngster was killed when he was hit by a four-wheel-drive vehicle, and it is believed that the vehicle was being driven by his grandmother.
Around 5:30 in the evening, local police reported that a toddler aged one was strolling on a pathway outside of a house in the Heatley neighbourhood of central Townsville.
According to a spokeswoman for the hospital, “He was immediately taken to Townsville University Hospital where, sadly, the boy later passed away.”
It is believed that the child was hit by a car as he fled out of the house while the grandma was leaving.
She was unaware that the child was approaching her vehicle, as reported by The Townsville Bulletin.
According to reports, the child’s grandma reportedly rushed him inside before taking him in her vehicle and transporting him to the hospital.
A nearby neighbour was present when the horrifying scenes of the young boy being wounded while lying on the ground.
During the time that the driver of a Toyota Prado was frantically trying to get the attention of the grandma, she told him that she heard a commotion and observed a passing vehicle come to a stop in the middle of the road
When he looked over, he found him lying there…
“We never in a million years would have predicted that something like this would occur,” she stated to The Bulletin.
The Forensic Crash Unit of the police department is currently looking into the incident.