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Funeral horror: infant dies after being run over by mum

Mum reverses over, kills toddler son
Tragedy occurred when woman backed over pram. Photo: ABC
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An infant has died in hospital after being hit by a reversing four-wheel drive being driven by his mother at Woodridge, south of Brisbane.

The seven-month-old boy was in a pram when he was hit on St Paul’s Drive about 2pm Friday.

He was taken to Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital in a critical condition but was pronounced dead a short time later, the Queensland Police Service said.

Senior Sergeant Tony Jackson said the Brisbane woman was leaving a funeral at a Catholic Church on the street when she backed over the pram.

He said it was a terrible tragedy.

“The forensic crash unit remains on scene. The woman is being cared for by police and is assisting them with their investigation,” he said.

“It’s a timely reminder to parents if they have children that are in prams or walking around vehicles [to] ensure that they know exactly where they are.”

Senior Sergeant Jackson said they were not sure whether the pram was on the footpath or on the roadway behind the vehicle.

The mother was not physically injured.

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