The 11-month-old baby who was tragically killed when he was run over while enjoying his driveway has been identified as little Ethan James Rayner.
A baby just weeks away from celebrating his first birthday was in a critical condition at a home in Deception Bay, north of Brisbane, on Monday morning after he was tragically hit by a reversing car.
It is alleged that the baby suffered a serious head injury during the collision, with a male family member driving.
His heartbroken dad and mom Shandel and Jayden Reiner are comforted by family and friends as the group gathers around them with call for fundraisers.
“The pain they have to live with right now is unimaginable, and no parent should have to go through what they are going through,” said organizer Tanečka Makalīza.
“Anyone who knows Jayden and Shandel would know they are the most selfless people and will do anything for anyone in need. Now it’s our turn.
The 11-month-old baby who tragically died when he was run over while playing in his driveway has been identified as little Ethan James Rayner (pictured)
Heartfelt note left at home where toddler tragically run over while playing in driveway
Mourners leave flowers and candles at a house in Deception Bay, north of Brisbane
A heartbreaking note left by a friend after the tragedy described the baby as having “the biggest smile”.
“Dear Ethan, I see you cry, laugh and smile,” wrote his “best friend” Alexus in a letter he left at the house amid the many hugs and flowers.
“I see you crawl, stand and walk. But you also showed me how to be patient and kind and not cry over spilled milk even if you do.
You gave me the greatest heart full of love and joy. You will always be my little friend. I will never forget you, the boy with the biggest smile.
Earlier on Tuesday, mourners were seen delivering bouquets of flowers and candles.
The baby’s grandmother, Carolyn Glenn, said her son and the baby’s mother went to Radcliffe Hospital with paramedics.
“I’m just numb,” Ms. Glenn informed Courier mail.
“You see it happen to other families. I can’t believe it happened to us.”
The boy’s aunt mentioned that she still could not believe that she had misplaced her nephew.
Donna Lo Giudice was walking in front of her home when disaster struck.
Mourners have paid tribute to the newborn baby boy
At the time of the tragic accident, the boy was enjoying the ride
“The screams I heard just broke me,” she mentioned.
“It was a very loud scream that was hard to explain and the next moment it was quiet and the police arrived a few minutes later.”
A report to the coroner is being prepared.
Queensland Family and Children’s Commission annual report Child and youth deaths in Queensland 2021-22. year” revealed that 17 people who have been hit by cars at low speed have died in the past five years.
About 82% of the deaths occurred in the baby’s home or someone they knew.
The QFCC was part of serious discussions with the federal authorities and was exploring the possibility of establishing reverse detection methods.
“Vehicle reversing assist technologies such as cameras and proximity alerts can prevent a rollover,” the report said.
“The QFCC has submitted a submission to help make a choice that could define a whole new nationwide standard for street cars.