Toddler killed in driveway tragedy

AN 18-MONTH-OLD girl has tragically died after being run over by the family in South Australia.

The little girl sustained life-threatening injuries when she was struck by a 4WD in the driveway of her family’s home.

It happened at Tailem Bend, about 100km southeast of Adelaide, shortly after midday on Saturday.

The toddler was rushed to Tailem Bend Hospital where sadly, despite the desperate efforts of paramedics and doctors to keep her alive, she could not be saved and died of her injuries.

It’s understood the little girl was expected to be flown by emergency helicopter to Adelaide.

Police have described the incident as a “tragic accident”.

Major Crash Investigators have spent the afternoon examining the scene.

It comes exactly a week after a little boy was run over and killed at a home at Angle Vale, north of Adelaide.

Emergency services were called to the Whitelaws Court home last Saturday after the two-year-old was run over by the family car in the backyard.

Paramedics tried resuscitating the boy at the scene but sadly he could not be revived and died before he could be transported to hospital.

Toddler run over and killed by family member

A TODDLER has been run over and killed by a family member in a tragic accident north of Adelaide.

The two-year-old boy was struck by the family car in the backyard of a home at Angle Vale on Saturday morning.

Paramedics were called to the Whitelaws Court home just after 11.30am and found the child unresponsive.

Sadly, despite their best efforts to resuscitate the two-year-old, he could not be revived.

The small boy died at the scene before he could be transported to hospital, SA Police said.

Police have confirmed the child lived at the Angle Vale home and say his family is understandably “inconsolable”.

Major Crash Investigators have spent the day at the scene, investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Girl, 15, hit and killed by out-of-control car

A 15-YEAR-OLD girl has died after she and a friend were mowed down by an out-of-control car in Adelaide’s south.

It happened on Morphett Road at Glengowrie just before 10pm on Saturday, police said.

It’s understood a white Lamborghini mounted the kerb at speed and struck two teenage girls standing on the footpath before smashing into a restaurant.

The girls were treated by paramedics but sadly, despite their best efforts, one of them – a 15-year-old from Seaview Downs – could not be saved and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The second girl from Richmond, also 15, was rushed to the Flinders Medical Centre in a serious condition.

The driver of the Lamborghini – a 37-year-old man from Elizabeth North – was arrested at the scene and has since been charged with causing death and injury by dangerous driving.

He was released on bail and is due to appear in Adelaide Magistrates Court on July 31.

Speeding P-platers banned from driving for six months

A P-PLATER has been banned from driving for six months after he was allegedly clocked travelling at more than 100km/h over the speed limit in South Australia.

The 28-year-old man was allegedly nabbed in a Holden Commodore sedan, travelling at a staggering  201km/h along the Horrocks Highway at Barinia, north of Clare, about 9.30pm on Friday.

The reading is the highest recorded on South Australian roads this year.

The driver from Parafield Gardens was fined for speeding and breaching the conditions of his provisional licence.

He also received an immediate loss of licence for six months.

Source: South Australia Police

Meanwhile, in NSW, 19-year-old man also had his licence torn up after he was allegedly clocked speeding on the NSW Central Coast on Saturday morning.

The teen was allegedly nabbed in a BMW sedan, travelling at 161km/h in a 110 zone on the M1 Motorway at Somersby.

He was fined $2435 for exceeding the speed limit by over 45km/h and had his licence suspended on-the-spot for six months.

Source: NSW Traffic and Highway Patrol Command

Police

Man shot dead after threatening self-harm and lunging at police with knife

A YOUNG man has been shot dead by police after allegedly threatening self-harm and lunging at officers with a knife in South Australia.

Police were called to reports of the 20-year-old man threatening to harm himself at a home in Seaton, in Adelaide’s west, early on Saturday morning.

Officers rushed to the home but were unable to find the man when they arrived.

After conducting an extensive search of the area, an officer located the man in a car on Green Avenue.

“As the officer approached to speak with the man, he got out of the front passenger seat allegedly armed with a knife and made threats towards him,” SA Police said in a statement.

“The police officer retreated and negotiated with the man to drop the knife however he refused and advanced towards him.”

That’s when police said the officer drew his gun and shot the man in the chest.

The 20-year-old was treated by police and paramedics at the scene before being rushed to the Royal Adelaide Hospital where he died.

Two women who were allegedly in the car with the man at the time are assisting police with their inquiries.

SA Police’s Internal Investigation Section has been tasked to probe all circumstances surrounding the shooting, while officers involved in the incident are receiving support from Employee Assistance Section.

Investigators remained at the scene on Saturday afternoon.

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