A woman has died after her car, with two young children inside, rolled back onto her in the driveway of a home in Melbourne this afternoon.

The tragic accident occurred out the front of a house in Craigieburn just after 2.30pm.

Police say it’s understood a 32-year-old woman was reversing out of the driveway when she is believed to have struck a water meter and got out to investigate.

During this time, the car rolled backwards onto her and she died at the scene.

Victoria police said two young children, aged seven-years-old and four-years-old, were in the car at the time, however they escaped unharmed.

The 7-year-old boy got out of the car and ran inside and rang his dad.

Investigations into the crash are ongoing.

RIP. Our thoughts are with the children and extended family.

Share your comments below.

  • A little mistake cost a Mum her life. My sympathy to her family, relatives and close friends.
    The children, especially the one who climbed out of the car will probably have nightmares for a long time. I hope they all get as much counselling for as long as they need it and are not afraid to ask for more at a later date if they need more. Their relatives may need some too. I hope thewir friends realise that the family will need support for a long time, at least while they go through the initial grieving phase which can take a whole year, not just rally around for a few weeks then forget about them. From personal experience awhile later is when you need your friends even more as you feel as though you are suddenly forgotten.


  • Tragic for the poor family and traumatising for the children. RIP poor mum.


  • must have been so terrifying for her babies, my heart is broken for them


  • What a terrible accident. How traumatised must those children be after seeing that?!


  • :-( Poor woman. What a horrible way to die!


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