Elderly woman charged over crash that killed girl, 6, in car park

An elderly woman has been charged over the death of six-year-old Indie Armstrong, who was hit and killed by a car in a Sunshine Coast car park.

Indie was severely injured when a car reversed into her on a pedestrian crossing in the carpark of a Nambour supermarket on June 17, while her grandmother and sister were also injured in the incident.

She was rushed to hospital but later died from her injuries. Her 57-year-old grandmother remains in hospital recovering from serious injuries.

Indie Armstrong, 6, was struck by a car in Nambour on June 17. Source: 7 News

Following investigations, police have now charged an 86-year-old woman with dangerous operation of a vehicle causing death and grievous bodily harm.

She will appear in Maroochydore Magistrates Court on July 25.

Witness Sandy Singh said it appeared the elderly driver hit the accelerator instead of the brake and lost control of her car.

Police have charged an 86-year-old woman with dangerous operation of a vehicle causing death and grievous bodily harm. Source: 7 News

“There was a big bang when the car hit the pole and people were just screaming,” he told The Courier-Mail.

“Everyone just went crazy.”

Indie was farewelled in a moving funeral last week, with her parents Emily and Jason describing her as their “ray of sunshine.”

Indie was severely injured and later died when a car reversed into her on a pedestrian crossing in the carpark of a Nambour supermarket. Source: 7 News

In a message penned by her parents, Indie was remembered on Thursday as a free spirit who brightened the lives of all who knew her.

“You were our ray of sunshine, you brought so much joy to us.”

“Your room was always a mess but you had so much fun there creating things for your friends, family and teachers.

“You’ll be forever missed. You are our everything. I miss my morning cuddles, your crazy stories and that spark you brought to our family.”