Devastated witnesses have revealed their horror after a six-year-old girl died after she and her family were struck by a car in a devastating accident on the Sunshine Coast.
The girl, her eight-year-old sister and her mother were struck by a car driven by an 86-year-old woman at Nambour Village Shopping Centre at 12pm on Sunday.
Dozens of horrified shoppers watched on as emergency services arrived at the scene.
Witnesses say the vehicle pinned the six-year-old girl against a pole, leaving her with severe injuries.
“All you could hear was just her [the mother] crying and her saying, ‘My babies, my babies’,” witness Kassie Pocza recalled.
The mother and her two young daughters were walking on the zebra crossing outside a newsagency at the shopping centre when the hatchback reversed into them.
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“The vehicle has struck three people on the pedestrian crossing here,” Senior Sergeant Matt Campbell said earlier on Sunday.
“They sat and they did CPR for so long, so long,” Ms Pocza said.
The girl was taken to Nambour General Hospital but could not be saved.
Her eight-year-old sister was taken to Sunshine Coast University Hospital with a leg injury, while her 37-year-old mother was treated for minor injuries.
“Still very early days in the investigation. What I can tell you is that there is an 86-year-old female driver that is assisting us with our inquiries,” Snr Sgt Campbell said.
The elderly woman was comforted before being taken away from the scene on Sunday afternoon.
The small section of the carpark was cordoned off by police, which has since reopened.
Some witnesses say they had to leave straight away with the accident too horrific to continue shopping.
The Forensic Crash Unit continue their investigations trying to piece together what happened.