Toddler killed & twin brother injured after L-plate driver reverses into them

This is horrific.

Editor / April 28 2019

A toddler has died and his twin brother is in hospital after they were hit by a reversing car, driven by a 16-year-old in a coastal town near Brisbane.

Police were called to a block of units following an emergency call about the two children who had been hit on Thornside Road in Thornside just after 3.30pm on Saturday.

A three-year-old boy was pronounced dead at the scene and his three-year-old brother was taken to hospital with minor injuries, Queensland Police said.



The driver of the car, a 16-year-old boy, was taken to hospital with shock.

The Courier-Mail reports a witness heard the mother of the boys scream, "No" before holding the unresponsive little boy in her arms.


Frances Sheen has been a magazine and website journalist & editor for the last 20 years - both in Australia and the UK. She's appeared on countless TV and radio shows to discuss parenting and launched her own social media parenting brand. She's the mum of two little girls and juggles that with a busy working life.

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