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Toddler dies in Ipswich after being hit by car

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A 15-month-old boy has died from severe head injuries after being hit by a car in a driveway in Ipswich.

The toddler was struck by a car at his grandmother’s house at Clarke St, Ripley just after 1pm (AEST) on Monday and died a short time afterwards, emergency services said.

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The Queensland Ambulance Service say a person, believed to be a government agency worker, is being treated in Ipswich Hospital for shock.

Queensland Police confirmed that the car was government-owned and at the house on official business at the time of the accident.

“The car did pull into the driveway and then it’s reversed out of the driveway and at this stage it appears the car has reversed over the young child, causing the fatality,” said Inspector David Preston.

“We’ve been advised that the vehicle involved in the accident is a government-owned vehicle and the inquiry has been made with that particular government agency in relation to the situation as to why they were here and what was happening.

“That will all form part of our investigation.”

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