A man has been charged over a hit-and-run in Perth that left a 22-month-old dead last Friday evening.

Struck out the front of a Merriwa home just after 5pm, the toddler was rushed to hospital, but died a short time later.

A 30-year-old man from Yanchep has been charged with failing to report an incident occasioning bodily harm, stealing a motor vehicle and driving without a licence.


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  • That’s so sad – hard for his family.


  • How awful. Can’t believe anyone would run from such a thing without stopping to help/make sure the kid was ok.


  • Omg how could you not stop after hitting someone let alone a baby!! Thoughts are with the family xx


  • My deepest condolences to the toddler’s family. It is inexcusable to not stop and help.


  • Condolences to the toddler’s relatives. Hopefully the charge will be upgraded to murder or similar. Stolen car, driving unlicensed. Should be failing to report an Accident. An incident isn’t necessarily vehicle related. What about failing to render assistance or doesn’t that law apply in WA? No mention of leaving the scene of the accident either. Hopefully the driver will do a long stint in gaol.


  • What a tragic incident. My heart goes out to the family.


  • Like nh


  • I don’t understand people running away. A devastating accident for this little one. So sad.

    • Me neither! They probably panic and they don’t understand what they are doing.


  • So very sad. RIP little one. I’m very glad the person responsible has been caught and charged


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