Tragedy as toddler killed after being run over by 4WD in driveway

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.

A toddler was killed in her driveway on Saturday evening by a reversing four-wheel-drive. Source: Nine News

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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