A man who had fallen asleep on his driveway has been hit and killed by an Uber that was bringing his wife home after a night out in Toowoomba.
Paramedics attended the scene but could not revive the 44-year-old Scott Stallman.
Senior Sergeant Jamie Deacon told Seven News the driver was unable to see Mr Stallman because of the camber of the driveway.
“Tragically when they’ve entered the driveway they haven’t been able to see him because of the slope … and he has been run over,” Sergeant Deacon said.
It’s understood Mr Stallman was sleeping on the downslope of his property when the Uber vehicle with his wife Monique on board, pulled in just after 12.30am yesterday.
News.com reports that friends and family gathered at the Flagstone Creek Rd property yesterday to pay tribute to a “great mate” and “champion of a man”.
“Feel honoured to have spent time with this champion of a man. Rest in peace Scott Stallman you leave a huge hole in the lives of those privileged enough to have known you mate,” Paul Farmer posted on social media.
The Stallman family did not wish to comment, saying: “There’s nothing to say, it’s just a terrible accident.”
There is no suggestion of wrongdoing on the Uber driver’s behalf, with police labelling it a “terrible tragedy”.