A toddler tragically killed on his family’s driveway is believed to have been run over by his own grandfather, who was caring for him while his parents were on a cruise.
‘Angel’ Jaxon Brigante, three, was knocked down outside his home in Robinvale, Victoria, on Monday afternoon.
He was taken to hospital with ‘horrific’ injuries but sadly died.
Daily Mail Australia understands that Jaxon was accidentally hit by his own grandfather as he reversed out of the property in his truck.
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Jaxon Brigante (pictured with his parents Vincent and Abby Brigante) is believed to have been accidentally hit by his own grandfather as he reversed out of the property in his truck
Tragic: Jaxon, three, was taken to hospital with ‘horrific’ injuries but sadly died
Jaxon and his baby brother Marcus were being cared for by his grandparents Stuart and Aliz Taylor while his parents, Vincent and Abby Brigante, were away on a cruise, the Herald Sun reported.
They are now returning after receiving the harrowing news by phone.
Victoria Police said the incident was being ‘treated as a tragic accident’ and said no arrests had been made.
A neighbour on Cramp Road told the Herald Sun that they did CPR on Jaxon as they frantically tried to save the dying boy.
‘Aliz was sitting on the doorstep cradling the baby, and she was just hysterical,’ they said.
Another devastated resident of the town on the Victoria-New South Wales border said they heard a ‘horrific scream’ shortly after 4.20pm on Monday.
‘A scream like no other. The poor little fella,’ they said.
Victoria Police said the incident was being ‘treated as a tragic accident’ and said no arrests had been made. Pictured, the driveway
A neighbour on Cramp Road (pictured) said they did CPR on Jaxon as they frantically tried to save the dying boy
Bobby Hammet, who runs a surf shop in Robinvale, said: ‘Jaxon was just an angel with the most beautiful family.’
‘There is no footprint too small to leave an imprint on this world. Will miss you Jax Jax,’ she also wrote on Facebook.
Jaxon attended Murray Vale Aboriginal Co-operative early learning centre, where staff described him as a ‘wonderful, amazing child’.
Police are preparing a report for the coroner.