A two-year-old girl who tragically died after being run over by a vehicle in her family’s driveway in Queensland has been named.
Hope Bunston was killed Friday after she was hit by a utility driven by a 51-year-old man at the Lockyer Valley property.
Emergency services were called to the scene on Mount Berryman Road, but the little girl could not be saved.
Hope Bunston, two, (pictured) was killed Friday after she was hit by a utility driven by a 51-year-old man at her family’s Lockyer Valley property
Queensland Police confirmed that the Forensic Crash Unit investigated the incident, but no one is believed to be charged.
Hope was reportedly struck shortly after 4pm at the Blenheim property, where she was living with her mother Nicole Bunston and father Ben Parfitt, according to The Courier Mail.
Hope’s mother posted a series of heartfelt tributes to her daughter on social media following the toddler’s death, stating that her ‘baby is in heaven tonight’.
‘Why you had to join the angels I don’t know, but play all night baby you have no bed time anymore,’ the distraught mother wrote.
‘Pull all the flowers off those beautiful plants up there, I still can’t believe your gone.
‘I hope God is letting you ride the big horses not keeping you on Shetlands. I am sure you are getting away with everything’
Hope’s mother Nicole (pictured) posted a series of heartfelt tributes to her daughter on social media following the toddler’s death, asking ‘why you had to join the angels I don’t know’
Emergency services were called to the scene on Mount Berryman Road (pictured), but the little girl could not be saved
Queensland Police confirmed that the Forensic Crash Unit were investigating the incident, which occurred around 4pm Friday
Family member Tamara Parfitt created a GoFundMe page in the wake of Hope’s death, with the money set to go towards the little girl’s funeral.
In her description, she referred to Hope a ‘little cowgirl’ and ‘sweet little princess who was taken from this world way too young’.
‘She was the kindest little soul and was the most amazing little girl in the world.’
The page had already raised nearly half of it’s $8,000 goal, with the community rallying behind the family to offer their condolences.
The young girl’s death is one of a recent spate of similar tragedies where children in Australia have been killed in driveway accidents.
In July, 18-month-old Mason Wright (pictured) died after he was hit by a reversing car driven by his father at his Brassell home
Three -year-old Wyatt Searle was also killed back in March, when he was struck by his father Jeremy’s car outside his family home in Cootamundra, south-west New South Wales
In July, 18-month-old Mason Wright died after he was hit by a reversing car driven by his father at his Brassell home.
Mason’s mother was reportedly in the shower at the time of the incident, with the young boy said to have a ‘happy smile (and) charming strong active attitude,’ according to a family friend.
While in March, three-year-old Wyatt Searle was struck and killed by his father Jeremy’s car outside his family home in Cootamundra, south-west New South Wales.
The young boy was reportedly told to stay inside moments before the deadly accident.
‘He just walked out the door… no one had any idea he followed his dad… it was split-second,’ the boy’s uncle told The Daily Telegraph.
A seven-month-old boy also died in December after his pram was reversed into, while another child was taken to hospital with a skull fracture following a driveway incident the same month.