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Dad's unexpected response to driver who fatally struck young son

Kye Duclos's parents and sister were at the horrific scene in Melbourne on Friday while paramedics tried to save his life.

The grieving dad of a 12-year old boy who died after being hit by a car on Friday has shared what he said to the driver at the "horrifying" scene.

Kye Duclos was walking home from school just after 4.30 pm when he crossed "built-up traffic" on a road in Mulgrave, situated in Melbourne's southeast. His family were told it was unlikely Kye would have had clear sight of the second lane when he stepped out onto the road.

"He crossed without the green pedestrian light and was unfortunately hit by a car," his dad Michael said in an emotional statement online.

Right, Michael Duclos gets emotional speaking about his 12-year old son Kye who was struck by a car on Friday. Left, Kye pictured a lifejacket and holds a fish in a boat.
Michael Duclos's 12-year old son Kye was struck by a car on Friday while walking home from school. Source: Facebook and 9News

Both parents rushed to be by their son's side while an off-duty mobile intensive care paramedic and multiple ambulance crews fought to keep Kye alive, with the driver watching on. Michael decided to approach the the driver and offer his condolences.

"I went and just gave him the briefest, 'I'm so sorry this has happened'," Michael told 9 News. "It's not that person's fault."

After Kye was airlifted to hospital he went into cardiac arrest and "passed away within minutes".

Ambulance crews work together holding shade over the young boy as his parents and sister watch on.
Kye's parents and sister were at the scene as paramedics performed CPR on the schoolboy. Source: 9News

Loved ones offer support during 'inconceivable nightmare'

The family have been inundated with condolences after the tragedy, with one sharing it was an 'inconceivable loss'. Loved ones have created a GoFundMe page in the hope funds can be raised to relieve the financial burden associated with funeral costs.

"Our family suffered a tragic loss on Friday February 16th when our beloved, golden child Kye was taken from us," it read. "His parents Michael & Jessie and his sister Isla’s life will never be the same."

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