The devastated father of a little girl killed after she was hit by a car allegedly driven by an elderly woman in a Queensland car park has posted a touching tribute to his daughter.
Indie Armstrong, 6, lost her life after she and other members of her family were struck on a pedestrian crossing at the Nambour Mill Village complex on Sunday.
Indie’s father, Jason, has posted a tribute to his little girl along with a photo on Facebook.
“My moon and back,” Mr Armstrong captioned the photo.
A number of friends and family offered their condolences to the grieving father with many heartbroken over Indie’s death.
“I am so very sorry to hear this terrible news,” one woman wrote.
“An angel taken too soon. Sending love to you all.”
Indie’s sister, 8, and their grandmother, 57, were injured and they remain in hospital. The grandmother has had to undergo surgery and the sister has leg injuries.
The girls’ mother was also there and watched in horror as an 86-year-old woman allegedly lost control of her car and hit the group at speed while in reverse.
Almost $20,000 has been raised for the Armstrong family via a GoFundMe page.
Police say the forensic crash unit could take some time to finalise investigations and any charges may not happen for some time.
Witness Sandy Singh said it appeared the elderly driver hit the accelerator instead of the brake and lost control of her car.
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“The car went like a bullet through the people on the pedestrian crossing,” he told The Courier-Mail.
“There was a big bang when the car hit the pole and people were just screaming. Everyone just went crazy.”
Local families rugged up against the cold on Sunday night to attend a candlelight vigil near the scene.
“I just want the family to know we’re here for them. No one can take away their pain, but the community is here for them,” one of the organisers, Carey Holden, told the paper.