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Toddler is run over and killed by a taxi while in the care of his aunt 

Boy, 1, is run over and killed by a taxi as devastated aunt cradles his body in her arms

  •  A one-year-old has died after being hit by a taxi on Queensland’s Gold Coast
  •  Emergency services were called to Sovereign Islands near Paradise Point
  •  It is believed the child was in the care of an aunt who is being treated for shock

A one-year-old boy’s dead body was cradled by his devastated aunt after he was fatally struck by a taxi on Queensland’s Gold Coast.

Emergency services were called to Sovereign Islands, at Paradise Point, just after 10:30 on Friday morning.

It is understood the child was in the care of an aunt, who, like the driver of the taxi, is being treated for shock. 

Emergency services were called to Sovereign Islands, at Paradise Point, (pictured) just after 10:30 on Friday morning

The child was on his way home to Excalibur Court at Sovereign Island when he was hit by the taxi which had just dropped him off.

The boy had been out with his three siblings, who were all aged below the age of 12, The Townsville Bulletin reported. 

Police are investigating he boy, who died instantly and whose parents are now expected to come back to Australia from overseas.

The child was on his way home to Excalibur Court at Sovereign Island (stock image) when he was hit by the taxi which had just dropped him off

The child was on his way home to Excalibur Court at Sovereign Island (stock image) when he was hit by the taxi which had just dropped him off

Inspector Jim Plowman told the newspaper there were communication issues with the aunt, who held the young boy in her hands for a while after he was hit.

Inspector Plowman said: ‘The taxi driver is beside himself.

‘She’s paid the taxi, is driving away and for some reason we’re still trying to establish how the boy has somehow managed to become under the wheel.’

More to come 

 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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