Our hearts break for the family of a six-year-old boy who was killed by a log truck driven by his father on Tasmania’s east coast.

Emergency services were called on Sunday.

The log truck with a trailer attached was slowly being reversed against a fence when it hit the young boy, who was behind it, reported ABC news.

He was unable to be saved and died at the scene.

Police said the boy’s 39-year-old father was extremely distraught.

Investigations into the incident are continuing.

RIP little one. Our thoughts are with the family. His father must be shattered, we imagine the little boy was his shadow and will be sadly missed beyond words.

Share your comments below


  • too sad! the kid probably just wanted to watch daddy! my gosh i can’t believe that! poor kid! poor dad!


  • oh how heartbreaking for this little boys dad, family and friends – may he rest in peace.

    Such a tragic accident


  • Can you imagine the heartbreak of this family? Just so sad. My deepest condolences.


  • Awful !! How hard must this be to live with for dad. Praying for comfort and peace for this family.


  • Of course he’s distraught. Its every parents nightmare.


  • How horrible for all involved. My heart breaks for that father, I can’t imagine how he would be feeling. RIP to the little boy ????


  • So very sad – reversing accidents are dreadful.


  • A very tragic and fatal accident,my heart goes out to the family.


  • A heartbreaking tragedy – his father must be truly distraught … condolences to the family x


  • So much sadness – every sympathy to this poor family.

    • I hope the poor dad receives so much support – a nightmare for him.


  • oh no how horrible. R.I.P.


  • Such sad news indeed. Poor little child. And I wonder how the father will cope will all this. A terrible accident. :-(


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