A devastated family laid flowers at the site where a "fun-loving, beautiful" two-year-old boy died after being hit by a car while in his stroller, walking with his father and brother in Granville.
The tragic accident happened when a Toyota Tarago mounted the curb after it collided with another vehicle before slamming into a fence, hitting two-year-old Christopher Robertson and killing him.
With tears welling in his eyes, Christopher's distraught father said he wasn’t doing anything wrong, just walking his other son to karate before the driver lost control.
"We were going to bring our other son to karate and we were walking on the footpath here, and my son lost his life just over there."
Mr Robertson has described little Christopher as being a fun-loving little boy who loved dressing up in costumes.
“He was just a fun-loving boy that loved everybody,” Mr Robertson said.
"He was just a beautiful little guy and that’s how I want to remember him," he said.
An investigation is underway to determine what happened but Mr Robertson believes the driver of the Tarago clipped another other car and floored it before wiping out his son.
He said the he didn't realise how serious the incident was until he saw Christopher's limp body.
Fighting back tears, the father said he had tried to CPR on his son, as emergency services also fought in vain to save the little boy's life.
The child suffered a cardiac arrest and paramedics performed CPR at about 6pm before transporting him to Westmead Children's Hospital, a NSW ambulance spokesman said.
He died several hours later in hospital.
The boy's father was pushing the stroller at the time along Lumley Street and did not sustain any injuries.
Mr Robertson has made a heartbreaking appeal for drivers to take more care on the roads telling them you only have on life.
“Watch for cars, be courteous of people and give them a bit of space,” he said.
“Don’t go too fast, you only got one life.”
The 37-year-old driver was admitted to hospital with non-life threatening head and abdominal injuries.
The two occupants of the second car were assessed at the scene but did not require further treatment.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
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