A two-year-old boy has tragically died after being run over by the family car in the backyard of a home in South Australia on Saturday.
The young boy, reported to be the youngest of six siblings, was pronounced dead at the scene after being struck by a four-wheel drive car, despite efforts by paramedics to resuscitate the toddler.
South Australia Police confirmed the tragic news in a statement, confirming they were called to a property in Angle Vale just after 11.30am on Saturday. An investigation has now been launched into the incident.
“On arrival, ambulance crews made desperate attempts to resuscitate the 2-year-old boy who lived at the Angle Vale home, but sadly he died at the scene” a police spokesperson said.
“Major Crash Investigators are on scene investigating the circumstances surrounding the tragic incident.”
SA Police also confirmed that the family, who have been described as “inconsolable” have asked for privacy from the media, however one of the boy’s uncles spoke anonymously to the Adelaide Advertiser following the incident.
“He was Daddy’s boy. He just followed his Daddy everywhere,” the 41-year-old, who did not want to be named, told the local news outlet.
“He was one of those typical toddlers who was full of life and energy. Everyone just loved him. he was so full of joy. He was loveable.”
The family’s Toyota 4WD was also taken away following the incident, however it is still not known who was driving the vehicle at the time.