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

06:55  07 december  2018
06:55  07 december  2018 Source:   abc.net.au

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A one - year - old boy in the care of his aunt dies after being run over by a maxi taxi that had just dropped the family off after a shopping trip on the Gold Coast .

A 9- year - old boy who was hit by a maxi taxi last week, died this afternoon at the Eric Williams Medical Science Complex. The boy was hit by the taxi when he, his aunt and three siblings exited the van at Excalibur Court, after being dropped off from a shopping trip at Runaway Bay.

One-year-old boy dies after being hit by maxi taxi on the Gold Coast© ABC News The baby's aunt and a driver have been taken to hospital suffering shock. A one-year-old boy has died after being hit by a maxi taxi on the northern Gold Coast.

Emergency services were called to Sovereign Islands — a gated community at Paradise Point — just after 10:30am.

The boy was hit by the taxi when he, his aunt and three siblings exited the van at Excalibur Court, after being dropped off from a shopping trip at Runaway Bay.

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The 38-year-old Paradise Point woman thought one of the other children was looking after the boy when he was struck.

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Baby boy has died after he was accidentally hit by a taxi on the Gold Coast . The aunt was paying the driver who had just dropped them off when the little boy was hit by the maxi taxi . The toddler had been running towards his aunt and had fallen under the wheels when the taxi rolled over him.

A one - year - old toddler has died after being hit by a taxi on Queensland’s Gold Coast . Emergency services were called to Sovereign Islands, at Paradise Point, just after 10:30 this It is understood the child was in the care of an aunt, who, like the driver of the taxi , is being treated for shock.

The child suffered critical head injuries and died at the scene. Police said the children's parents are in Papua New Guinea and have been notified of the tragedy.

One-year-old boy dies after being hit by maxi taxi on the Gold Coast© ABC News The family were exiting the taxi when the boy suffered severe head injuries. Police said the child's aunt and the 32-year-old driver have been taken to hospital suffering shock.

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating.

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