Family’s heartbreak as daughter, 7, dies in freak accident after ‘jumping out of moving car’ – as her dad shares her harrowing final moments
- Heartbroken dad Kim Roser has opened up about his daughter’s final moments
- Kahlessi Roser, 7, fell out of her dad’s car during a family trip in central Australia
- Kahlessi died in hospital after she sustained severe head injuries from the fall
- Mr Roser said the situation was a ‘nightmare’ the family want to wake up from
The father of a young girl who died in a freak accident has opened up about his daughter’s final moments after she fell out of his moving vehicle during a family trip in the outback.
Kim Roser and his children, who are from Yarraman in Queensland, were travelling with a friend to a campsite 25km east of Harts Range – a remote community 215km northeast of Alice Springs – earlier this month.
But the trip would end in tragedy with seven-year-old Kahlessi Roser ‘jumping’ out of the moving car. She suffered severe head injuries.
Seven-year-old Kahlessi Roser (pictured) died after she fell out of her father’s moving car during a family trip in central Australia
‘The kids jumped in the car and we went to get water and I don’t know what happened, I think she tried to jump out the window before the car stopped to be the first to open the gate,’ an emotional Mr Roser told 7News.
He explained that he was driving ’15km/h maybe slower’ when his daughter fell out of the car and he heard his friend yell ‘Kahlessi’.
Mr Roser jumped out of his Nissan Patrol and ran to his daughter who was ‘twisted up’.
The horrified father picked up his daughter, got back inside the vehicle and drove quickly to find help.
He was unable to contact any emergency services as the group were at a remote location with no phone signal.
‘All I could do was hold my little girl’s hand and look into her eyes and say ‘Kahleesi, just look into my eyes baby’ and say ‘I love you, you’re a big girl. You’re tough, it’s OK’,’ Mr Roser recalled.
He managed to get Kahlessi to Harts Range medical clinic before she was airlifted more than 1,600km to the Royal Adelaide Hospital for Women and Children.
She later died from her injuries at the hospital.
Kim Roser (left) told 7News that his daughter Kahlessi (right) possibly ‘jumped’ out of the vehicle before it stopped. He described the heartbreaking moment he picked her up from the ground and drove to find urgent help
Mr Roser has been struggling with the loss of his youngest child.
The father-of-six explained that his children are his priority in life as he spends ‘every minute’ with them ‘every day of the week’.
He also shared how the tragedy had deeply affected Kahlessi’s siblings.
Mr Roser described the situation as a ‘nightmare’ that the family desperately want to wake up from.
‘Everyone who knows her is hurting. I don’t think life can get any worse,’ he added.
NT Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding Kahlessi’s death.