Family's $10,000 hurdle after girl killed in freak accident in outback

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The family of a seven-year-old Queensland girl are desperate to get her body back home after she fell from a car window and died during an interstate holiday.

Kahleesi Roser was travelling in a vehicle with her dad, Kim, and several others when she fell out of the window near Harts Range – a small outback town in the Northern Territory – on June 5.

The family had travelled from their hometown of Yarraman, near Toowoomba in Queensland, just three days earlier.

The primary school student suffered significant head injuries and was transported to the Royal Adelaide Hospital where she died.

Now, the cost of transporting her body back to regional Queensland stands at a staggering $10,000.

As a single dad, Mr Roser also has to find the funds for her funeral.

Khaleesi Roser stands with her dad, Kim, and several other children.
Khaleesi was the youngest of six children for loving dad, Kim. Source: GoFundMe

Generous members of the community have rallied together to raise funds on a GoFundMe page, with messages of support flooding in for the family.

“Kim is a single full time father and works really hard to provide for them,” GoFundMe creator Susie wrote.

“Let’s help them out during these terrible times please. Any amount will help and I will directly forward the money onto Kim.”

Khaleesi was the youngest of six children.

Dad recalls horrifying accident: 'I don't think life can get any worse'

Kim said they were on their way to get water at the time of the accident, and their Nissan Patrol was travelling slowly – no more than 15km/h.

“The kids jumped in the car and we went to get water and I don’t know what happened, I think she tried to jump out the window before the car stopped to be the first open the gate,” he told 7News earlier this week.

“We would’ve been doing 15km/h or slower … my 13-year-old daughter was sitting beside her and my friend was sitting there too and I just hear him yell, ‘Kahleesi’ and I just looked back and got out and ran to her.

Kim Roser has described his daughter as a 'mini me' who would do anything to help anyone. Source: Seven News
Kim Roser has described his daughter as a 'mini me' who would do anything to help anyone. Source: Seven News

“She had blood coming out her ears, she was all twisted up. I don’t know if her head knocked the wheel or what happened.

“I just scooped her up and drove as fast as I could to get help.”

Without phone reception, Kim had no way to contact emergency services.

"All I could do was hold my little girl's hand and look into her eyes and say 'Kahleesi, just look into my eyes baby' and say 'I love you, you're a big girl. You're tough, it's OK'," Mr Roser recalled.

The father-of-six said life without his youngest child feels like a “nightmare” that he wishes he could wake up from.

"Everyone who knows her is hurting. I don't think life can get any worse," he said.

To donate, go to the GoFundMe page.

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