The national holiday road toll climbed to 28 following the death of an 23-month-old boy who was struck by a car in the driveway of a Sydney home.
The infant was run over by a Mazda 3 in a driveway at Colyton on Saturday evening and a 23-year-old male driver was taken to Nepean Hospital for mandatory blood and urine tests.
The Sydney toddler’s death followed that of a Queensland baby who was killed when his mother reversed the car out of the driveway and struck his pram.
“The investigations are ongoing but it’s unlikely they’re going to charge a mother over something like this,” a Queensland Police spokeswoman said on Saturday.
Victoria has recorded the most road deaths since the holiday toll period began on December 23, with nine fatalities.
FATALITIES DURING THE 2016-17 HOLIDAY SEASON
Western Australia 3
South Australia 4
Australian Capital Territory 0
Northern Territory 0
NATIONAL TOTAL: 28