Girl, 3, killed in car park remembered as 'cheeky' and 'happy'

A little girl killed when she was hit by a car at a Queensland BP service station has been remembered as a cheeky and happy three-year-old.

Hayley Pattenden was struck by a ute in the busy carpark in Burpengary on Thursday afternoon.

Her family was travelling to their home near Rockhampton and had stopped at the servo off the Bruce Highway for a quick rest when tragedy struck.

Hayley Pattenden has been remembered as happy and cheeky by her family. Source: 7News

It is understood she flung her car door open after her mother had parked before running into the path of the ute without looking.

Her older sisters Sophie and Olivia watched on in horror, The Courier Mail reported.

Paramedics worked on Hayley for some time but she could not be saved.

Hayley and her mother Tegan Kurtz. Source: GoFundMe
Flowers were left at the scene of the accident on Friday. Source: 7News

Floral tributes began to appear for the little girl at the service station on Friday, including from the BP staff.

“Our wishes and thoughts. BP Team,” their message read.

Friends have started a Go Fund Me Page to support the family through their ordeal.

Emergency crews attend to the child in the car park of the service station. Source: 7News

“Please spare what you can to help alleviate the financial strain from Hayley’s family so they can put all of their attention towards helping each other heal during this tragic time,” the page reads.

Investigations into her death continue.

The driver of the was taken to hospital after suffering from shock.

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