Boy, 1, dies after car driven by his own grandmother runs him over – as her frantic bid to save him tragically fails

  • A one-year-old boy has died after he was hit by a car driven by his grandmother
  • He ran down the driveway of his family’s home in Townsville, QLD on Tuesday
  • The grandmother picked up her grandson and rushed him to hospital but he died

A one-year-old boy has died in a Queensland hospital after he was run over by a car being driven by his grandmother.

The boy was struck after he ran down the driveway of his family’s home in Heatley, Townsville about 5:40pm on Tuesday.

It’s understood the boy had followed his grandmother outside as she was leaving the home.

The grandmother was unaware her grandson was outside when she accidentially struck him in a Toyota Prado while driving out onto the road.

A one-year-old boy has died after he ran towards Charles St (pictured) in Heatley, a suburb of Townsville in north Queensland, and was struck by a car being driven by his grandmother

A one-year-old boy has died after he ran towards Charles St (pictured) in Heatley, a suburb of Townsville in north Queensland, and was struck by a car being driven by his grandmother

Witnesses claimed she quickly exited her vehicle, scooped up the boy and ran back inside the home, reports the Townsville Bulletin.

She left the home moments later and put the boy the car before rushing him to hospital, where he later died.

District duty officer Senior Sergeant Brett Smith said medical staff 'did everything they possibly could' but were unable to save the boy. Police are investigating (stock image)

District duty officer Senior Sergeant Brett Smith said medical staff ‘did everything they possibly could’ but were unable to save the boy. Police are investigating (stock image)

District duty officer Senior Sergeant Brett Smith told the Bulletin that medical staff ‘did everything they possibly could’ but were unable to save the boy. 

Police have established a crime scene and are investigating.

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