Child on scooter hit and killed by ute

A CHILD has been killed after being run over by a car in North Queensland.

It happened on Saint Francis Drive at Moranbah, west of Mackay, about 12pm on Sunday.

Police said the six-year-old boy was riding a scooter when he was struck by a utility.


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Sadly, despite the best efforts of emergency services, the boy could not be saved.

Police said the child was rushed to Moranbah Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

The 35-year-old man driving the ute was not injured and is assisting police with their inquiries.

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the tragedy.

If you have information for Police, please contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day.

You can also report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

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