Tod­dler dies in tragic taxi mishap

The West Australian - - THE TEACHER’S PET -

A tod­dler died yesterday af­ter be­ing run over by a taxi on Queens­land’s Gold Coast.

The one-year-old boy had just got out of the maxi-taxi with his 38-year-old aunt and three young sib­lings when he was killed.

The fam­ily group had re­turned from a shop­ping trip when the boy some­how fell un­der a wheel as the taxi was driv­ing away.

“Due to the in­juries there was pretty much zero chance of any med­i­cal in­ter­ven­tion be­ing suc­cess­ful,” a po­lice of­fi­cer said. The boy’s par­ents, who are out of the coun­try, have been no­ti­fied.

The taxi driver was dis­traught and was taken with the aunt to hos­pi­tal suf­fer­ing from shock.

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