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Girl hit by car while holding her mum’s hand at a zebra crossing at Brisbane shopping centre


By Ashley Nickel For Daily Mail Australia

09:13 16 May 2024, updated 09:13 16 May 2024



A seriously injured young girl has been rushed to hospital after she was struck and became pinned under a car while crossing the road with her mother.

The girl, whose age has not been confirmed, was holding her mother’s hand as they walked across a zebra crossing at Fairfield Gardens, a shopping centre in Brisbane‘s south, about 1.10pm on Thursday.

Shocked bystanders rushed to the girl’s aid while waiting for emergency responders to arrive. 

One of the wheels had to be removed so rescuers could reach the girl trapped underneath the car.

It’s understood the little girl was treated for serious leg and abdominal injuries.

Ambulance crews, including high acuity and critical care units rushed her to Queensland Children’s Hospital in a serious condition.

A young girl was left with serious injuries after being hit and trapped under a car at a shopping centre in Brisbane’s south (pictured, witnesses helping)
It’s understood the young girl was holding her mother’s hand while walking across a zebra crossing when she was struck

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Witnesses claimed they could hear the child’s screams ‘from a mile away’, the Courier Mail reported.

A worker from Carpe Diem coffee shop heard the girl screaming as she was walked from the venue to her car.

She ran to the scene and saw the child trapped under the car at the zebra crossing. 

‘I saw the little one screaming in pain and her mother trying to tell her to calm down,’ she said.

‘She was bleeding from her mouth and had scratches on her face.’

‘I wished I could have lifted the car from her. Where is Superman where we need him?’

Police remained on site an hour after the accident, trying to have the car removed.

One worker from the centre (pictured) said: ‘I saw the little one screaming in pain and her mother trying to tell her to calm down’

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