One-year-old boy dies after being hit by maxi taxi on Gold Coast


A toddler has died after being run over by a taxi in a tragic accident on Queensland’s Gold Coast.

The one-year-old boy had just got out of the maxi-taxi with his 38-year-old aunt and three young siblings when he was killed, police say.

The family group had just returned from a shopping trip when the boy somehow fell under a wheel as the taxi was driving away.

“Due to the injuries there was pretty much zero chance of any medical intervention being successful,” a police officer told Seven News.

A young boy has died in a traffic incident on the Gold Coast on Friday. Source: 7News

The boy’s parents, who are out of the country, have been notified.

The taxi driver is distraught and was taken with the aunt to hospital suffering from shock.