Boy killed after wandering streets in south Brisbane

A TWO-year-old boy has been hit by a car and killed after wandering three streets from his south Brisbane home overnight.

The driver of the car, a 29-year-old man, called police at about 9.40pm (AEST) after he felt “a collision” on Venner Road in the suburb of Annerley, Nine News reported.

A passing motorist, who was a doctor, stopped to help the man administer CPR before emergency crews arrived.

The boy was rushed to Mater Children’s Hospital but he died early today from massive head injuries.

Police doorknocked the surrounding streets trying to find the toddler’s parents but had no success.

It wasn’t until the couple realised that their child was missing at about 12am that they notified police, who had the grim task of telling them what had happened.

The toddler’s parents then rushed to the hospital to be by his side, Nine News reported.

“It is believed the child had wandered from a nearby home shortly before being struck by the car,” a Brisbane police spokesman said.

“The road was wet and it was raining

“The driver immediately stopped and has provided assistance in the investigation.”

The driver was treated for shock at the scene.

No charges have yet been laid.

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