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.