Tributes for Queensland baby Cooper, hit by a car in tragic accident at Thabeban near Bundaberg

Tragedy as one-year-old boy dies after being run over in a tragic accident at a home in Queensland: ‘Every parents worst nightmare came true’

  • Tributes for baby boy who lost his fight after run over by car in tragic accident
  • Cooper died from severe injuries, less than four weeks after his first birthday
  • Friends, family and Bundaberg community rally around his parents and siblings

A baby boy killed in a ‘blameless tragic accident’ has been remembered as a little blue-eyed angel whose cheeky smile melted the hearts of everyone he met as his heartbreaking final moments were revealed.

Cooper, who celebrated his first birthday just last month, suffered severe brain injuries when he was run over by a car on a private property at Thabeban near Bundaberg in central Queensland on Monday.

The little boy was rushed to Bundaberg Hospital before he was airlifted to Queensland Children’s Hospital’s neurology intensive care unit in Brisbane.

Despite the best efforts of doctors and nurses, Cooper sadly lost his brave fight for life the next day surrounded by his shattered parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles.

‘Rip, my angel,’ his mum posted on Facebook.

Little Cooper (pictured) lost his brave fight for life on Tuesday surrounded by his family

Little Cooper (pictured) lost his brave fight for life on Tuesday surrounded by his family

Bundaberg locals, friends, family and complete strangers have rallied around Cooper’s grieving parents and three older siblings.

A relative remembered Cooper as a beautiful baby in a heartbreaking Facebook post.

An online fundraiser set up by another relative states Cooper had his whole life ahead of him as his final moments were revealed.

‘He fought so hard, and it is a testament to how strong and resilient our little angel was,’ the page states.

‘A blameless tragic accident which was the result of every parent’s worst nightmare came true, which has and will affect our entire family and anyone that had the pleasure of meeting him and seeing that cheeky little smile for the rest of our lives.

Police investigations into the tragedy continue as they prepare a report for the coroner

Police investigations into the tragedy continue as they prepare a report for the coroner

More than $10,000 has already been raised within 18 hours.

‘We are asking for any help you can provide for our family to cover the cost of funeral expenses and professional support for the parents and siblings who never should have had to say goodbye,’ the page states.

‘Any excess will go to helping with bills for the parents until they can bare going back to work and any therapy for his beautiful siblings.’

Cooper’s parents have been inundated with support.

‘Words can’t describe the pain and sorrow of the loss of your Angel. May he rest in peace, until you meet again. Sending much love, hugs and prayers now and always,’ a woman posted.

Another added: ‘My heart breaks for you thinking of you all. And here for anything you need. Rip gorgeous boy.’

Police investigations into the tragedy continue as they prepare a report for the coroner.

Cooper was airlifted to Queensland Children's Hospital in Brisbane but lost his fight for life

Cooper was airlifted to Queensland Children’s Hospital in Brisbane but lost his fight for life

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