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‘Precious’ Daughter Killed By Reversing Car

Local families have gathered to remember six-year-old Indie who was hit by a reversing car.

What you need to know
  • A six-year-old was killed after she was hit by an out-of-control car in a Sunshine Coast carpark
  • The young girl was believed to be walking across a pedestrian strip with her sister, 8, and her mother when they were struck
  • She died in hospital, while her sister and a 57-year-old woman suffered leg injuries

A local community is mourning the death of a "precious" young girl who was hit and killed by an out-of-control car driven by an elderly woman on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.

Six-year-old Indie Armstrong and her sister, 8, were crossing a pedestrian strip with their mother at the Nambour Mill Village complex on Sunday when they were struck by the reversing hatchback.

Indie was taken to Nambour Hospital where she died. Her sister was treated for a minor leg injury and remains at Sunshine Coast University Hospital.  

A local community is mourning the death of six-year-old Indie Armstrong. Image: GoFundMe.

A 57-year-old woman, believed to be the girls’ grandmother, suffered leg injuries, while the 86-year-old driver was not injured.

Local families gathered at a local shopping centre on Sunday night for a candlelight vigil to mourn the young girl.

A crowdfunding page has been set up to support her family with funeral costs and medical expenses.

The 86-year-old driver of the silver hatchback was not injured. Image: Ten News
Witnesses have described the scene at Nambour Mill Village complex on Sunday. Image: Ten News

“I just want the family to know we’re here for them," Carey Holden, one of the organisers, told The Courier Mail.

'No one can take their pain away, but the community is here for them.'

Senior Sergeant Matt Campbell said the incident was being investigated by the Forensic Crash Unit.

“It’s still very early days in the investigation but what I can tell you is that there is an 86-year-old female driver that is assisting us with our inquiries,” he said.