'Every parent's worst nightmare': Family devastated as infant run over by car in 'blameless tragic accident'

'Every parent's worst nightmare': Family devastated as infant run over by car in 'blameless tragic accident'
Cooper died after being run over at a home in Queensland (GoFundMe)

BRISBANE, QUEENSLAND: A grieving family is now remembering their one-year-old baby boy who died in a 'blameless tragic accident' in Queensland. Cooper reportedly suffered severe brain injuries on Monday, January 9, when he was run over by a car on private property at Thabeban near Bundaberg.

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The little boy, who celebrated his first birthday last month, was immediately rushed to Bundaberg Hospital before he was airlifted to Queensland Children's hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries the next day. The Brisbane police have launched an investigation into the matter and are currently preparing a report for the coroner.

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The untimely death of the ‘little blue-eyed angel’ has sent shockwaves in the close-knit community of Thabeban. Locals, neighbors, relatives, and total strangers have come together to support Cooper's devastated parents and three elder siblings. A GoFundMe page has also been set up by a close relative of the family to raise money for Cooper's funeral expenses. The fundraising page revealed the final moments of the baby boy, stating the boy had his whole life in front of him.

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"He fought so hard, and it is a testament to how strong and resilient our little angel was," the page states. "A blameless tragic accident which was the result of every parent's worst nightmare came true, which has and will affect our entire family and anyone that had the pleasure of meeting him and seeing that cheeky little smile for the rest of our lives. He was surrounded by his Parents, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, and other loved ones and strangers praying from home," it added.

The untimely death of the ‘little blue-eyed angel’ has sent shockwaves to the close-knit community of Thabeban. (facebook)
The untimely death of the ‘little blue-eyed angel’ has sent shockwaves to the close-knit community of Thabeban. (facebook)

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"We are asking for any help you can provide for our family to cover the cost of funeral expenses and professional support for the parents and siblings who never should have had to say goodbye," the page continued. "Any excess will go to helping with bills for the parents until they can bare going back to work and any therapy for his beautiful siblings." The page has already raised more than $13,000 out of its $15,000 goal.

The news of Cooper’s tragic passing was confirmed by his mother with a Facebook post reading, "Rip, my angel," the Daily Mail reported. Reflecting on the post, one relative wrote, "Words can't describe the pain and sorrow of the loss of your Angel. May he rest in peace, until you meet again. Sending much love, hugs, and prayers now and always." Another added, "My heart breaks for you thinking of you all. And here for anything you need. Rip gorgeous boy."

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