A family has been left devastated by the death of a 19-month-old girl who was killed after being struck in a driveway accident in Perth.
Police were called to an address in Bayswater, northeast of the city, following reports of a child being run over by a four-wheel-drive at a home on Saturday about 5.15pm (local time).
In addition to police, St John Ambulance paramedics were also called to the scene and it was established the 19-month-old was fatally injured by the vehicle, dying at the scene.
Behind the wheel of the 4WD was the mother of the 19-month-old, according to Nine News. She was reportedly reversing the vehicle and did not see her daughter.
Both parents screamed following the accident, alerting neighbours who rushed to help the toddler, according to The West Australian.
Police said in a statement the death was not being treated as suspicious.
KidSafe WA CEO Scott Phillip called the situation a “tragedy” and called for the community to “get behind” the family.
“Your heart has to go out to them [the family],” Mr Phillip told Nine News.
“This is a tragedy for the family, the extended family, the whole community.”
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