Emergency services were called to a business on Edward St in Chinchilla, northwest of Brisbane, about 10.45am today to reports a child had been hit.
Initial investigations indicate a man was reversing near the entrance to the business when he hit the child.
Paramedics worked on the one-year-old but he was unable to be saved. He was declared dead at the scene.
The driver of the car, a 71-year-old man, was not injured in the incident.
Paramedics took the driver to hospital suffering “emotional distress”.
The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating.
The toddler is the 11th person to die on Queensland’s roads in the past four days after, a day out from the annual road safety awareness Fatality Free Friday.
Superintendent Dave Johnson earlier said the fatalities had been “absolutely tragic”.
“There’s no reason to lose that many lives on our roads at any time period. There’s no excuses for it, there’s no reason for it,” he said.
“We want it to stop right now.”
Yesterday, a 14-year-old boy died after a stolen car he was travelling in with his friends crashed.
Friends started paying tribute to Jacob Hopkins earlier today after the car he was in with five other kids ran a red light, hit another car and wound up wrapped around a pole at Rothwell, north of Brisbane.
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Jacob had been a passenger in the front seat when the car essentially split in half. The 14-year-old driver is in hospital in a critical condition.
Four girls aged 10, 13, 14 and 16 were also in the car and injured.
A mother, 26, and her four children who were in the second car, escaped serious injury.
Supt Johnson said he was concerned about underage drivers and people overloading cars.
“It’s telling us the choices that drivers make behind the wheel are not the smartest choices,” he said.
“The decisions they are taking at times are putting their lives and the lives of others at risk.”
An 86-year-old man also died in a separate car crash late last night in Lake Eachem in far north Queensland when he hit an oncoming truck.
And on Monday, a mother and four children were killed in another horrific crash when their car hit an oncoming truck.
Charmaine Harris McLeod, 35, and her children Aaleyn, 6, Matilda, 5, Wyatt, 4, and Zaidok, 2, died after their car burst into flames in Kingaroy.