Car crash at school gate kills father.

A father has been killed outside a Melbourne school after a car ploughed through a fence.

Paramedics were called to the crash at St Leonard’s College in Brighton East at 4.20pm yesterday.

The school principal Stuart Davis confirmed the man killed was a parent of a student at the school.

” A vehicle lost control at our Ratho Avenue gates and collided with the fence near the Marjorie Menzies Hall in our junior school,” he said.

“I regret to inform you that a parent was struck and killed in this incident.

The Age reports that the car sped through the school’s one-and-a-half metre iron fence at its drop-off zone.

Mr Davis said the school’s counsellors and chaplains were working with students and staff who had witnessed the accident.

“[We] will continue to provide support to them this evening, tomorrow and into the future,” he said.

Mr Davis said the school’s entrances would be supervised by senior staff members during drop-off time on Wednesday morning and students had been asked to go directly to class.

“During this time, they will have an opportunity to seek support as required,” he said.

Seven News reported the man was standing on the footpath when he was struck.

Such a tragedy!

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  • How terrible for this man’s family.


  • oh that is really sad. i hope that the kids were made to avoid that. very sad for that family


  • Terrible loss for the family. I wonder what happened? Seeing too many car accidents lately. People need to take more care and attention when they are driving.


  • So very, very sad for the family. These sorts of incidents make me feel that life is so fragile. Condolences to all those who have been struck by such tragedy.

    • Life can indeed be fragile and it is so precious, sympathy to the family and everyone impacted by this tragedy.


  • What a tragedy my heart goes out to his family and friends. Much love to his family at this sad time xxoo


  • Oh my goodness.what a terrible tradegy


  • A tragedy which should never have happened. A dad unlucky to be there at the wrong moment. Thank God there wasn’t others standing in the “wrong” spot too. I wonder what excuse the driver will give. It should be an automatic loss of license.


  • you dont expect to hear that. I just really hope the poor child did not see his father being killed. so tragic.


  • Poor man! What a terrible loss!


  • Such a devastating accident – just awful.


  • Such a sad and tragic incident. Poor child, having that reminder at the school gate.


  • This makes me so upset – car “accidents” like this simply should not happen. Such a preventable loss.


  • what a tragedy :( How heartbreaking for the child, the family and the school community.

    I also imagine that the driver would be feeling pretty average as well – I hope that it was truly an accident and not someone being a hoon in a school zone!


  • Lke ae


  • Tragic. Thoughts are with the family and community


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