Four-year-old boy dies after out-of-control 4WD hits him outside Melbourne medical centre




A four-year-old boy has died after an out-of-control 4WD ploughed into the child and parked vehicles outside a Melbourne medical centre.

A trip to the doctor ended in tragedy for one Melbourne family today.
Source: Nine

The Toyota LandCruiser crashed in the car park of the Epworth Specialist Centre in Berwick about midday.

Two adults, unrelated to the boy, were also injured in the smash.

Ambulance Victoria said a man, believed to be in his 50s, was taken in a stable condition to Dandenong Hospital.

A woman in her 60s suffered minor injuries and was taken to Casey Hospital.

Detectives are at the scene and talking to the driver, who was reportedly leaving a nearby hospital after receiving dialysis when the accident happened.

Photos show the Toyota LandCruiser on its side with a smashed windscreen, next to a number of smashed-up parked cars.

Witnesses told reporters they saw the LandCruiser become airborne before crashing.

"We just saw the car flying in front of our faces, he has come airborne, he has landed again and gone airborne again and then the car has totally rolled," Amy Murchie told the Nine Network.

"It was off the ground, travelling at a huge speed and, of course, then I hear the slamming into the other vehicles," Michael Fleming told Nine.

"I ran around and I saw the little boy being held by someone. Couldn't even imagine the shock. Walking in a car park of a medical centre and this happens. Very sad."

An Epworth HealthCare spokeswoman said in a statement staff at the medical centre had helped where they could and are assisting police with their investigation.

"Epworth staff are shocked and saddened that a four-year-old child has died at the scene and that a number of people are injured," she said.

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