A little girl, aged about 15 months, has died after being run over by a car in a family driveway at Marian, police have just confirmed.
A little girl, aged about 15 months, has died after being run over by a car in a family driveway at Marian, police have just confirmed. Chris Ison

Driveway tragedy

A LITTLE girl, aged about 15 months, has died after being run over by a car in a family driveway at Marian, police have just confirmed.

The accident happened about 9am today at a private residence in Kenny's Road at Marian, about 30km west of Mackay in the Pioneer Valley.

Initial investigations indicate that a family member may have started a car in the driveway and that it was accidentally left in gear and that it lurched when the ignition was on, running over the child.

An ambulance crew rushed to the scene but the child was pronounced dead.

"This is very devastating for the family involved," an emergency service worker said.

"It is a terrible accident to happen at this time of the year."


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