'Gut-wrenching' tragedy as father runs over son in driveway


A little boy has died after being hit by a car driven by his father in the NSW Riverina region.

The boy, 7, was hit by the car on the driveway of a home on Victoria Street, Temora on Sunday about 2pm.

Emergency services rushed to the scene but the seven-year-old could not be saved.

A NSW Police spokeswoman confirmed to Yahoo7 the boy’s father, 35, was behind the wheel.

A seven-year-old boy has been killed after being hit by a car driven by his father in Temora. Source: Google Maps
A seven-year-old boy has been killed after being hit by a car driven by his father in Temora. Source: Google Maps

Inspector Robert Vergano said “it is anticipated” in the coming days that the 35-year-old man will be interviewed.

“Police are treating this as an absolutely gut-wrenching, terrible tragedy,” he said.

“It is extremely concerning for all involved – family and first responders.”

Police are investigating the incident.

A report will be prepared for the Coroner.

Inspector Robert Vergano described the incident as a terrible tragedy. Source: 7 News
Inspector Robert Vergano described the incident as a terrible tragedy. Source: 7 News
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