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Boy, 1, dies after car driven by his grandmother runs him over

Boy, 1, dies after car driven by his grandmother ran over him – as her frantic attempt to save him tragically fails

  • A one-year-old boy has died after being hit by a car driven by his grandmother
  • He ran down the driveway of his family’s home in Townsville, QLD on Tuesday
  • The grandmother picked up her grandson and rushed him to the hospital, but he died

A one-year-old boy has died in a Queensland hospital after being run over by a car driven by his grandmother.

The boy was beaten after running down the driveway of his family’s home in Heatley, Townsville, at 5:40 p.m. Tuesday.

It is clear that the boy had followed his grandmother outside as she left the house.

The grandmother was unaware that her grandson was outside when she accidentally hit him in a Toyota Prado while driving onto the road.

A one-year-old boy has died after running to Charles St (pictured) in Heatley, a suburb of Townsville in northern Queensland, and was hit by a car driven by his grandmother

A one-year-old boy has died after running to Charles St (pictured) in Heatley, a suburb of Townsville in northern Queensland, and was hit by a car driven by his grandmother

Witnesses claimed she quickly exited her vehicle, picked up the boy and ran back into the house, reports the Townsville Bulletin.

Moments later, she left the house and put the boy in the car before taking him to the hospital, where he later died.

Senior Sergeant Brett Smith of the district service said the medical staff

Senior Sergeant Brett Smith of the district service said the medical staff “did everything they can” but were unable to save the boy. The police are investigating (stock image)

The district’s officer on duty, Senior Sergeant Brett Smith, told the Bulletin that the medical staff “had done everything” but were unable to save the boy.

Police have established a crime scene and are investigating.

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