Tragedy as two-year-old hit by family member driving four-wheel-drive in Parawa driveway dies

A two-year-old girl has succumbed to injuries sustained when she was hit by a car at a family member's property at Parawa.

Emergency services were called to the property on Range Road about 1.45pm on Saturday, October 5, where the toddler had been run over in the driveway.

The girl, from the Northern Territory, had been hit by a four-wheel-drive driven by a family member, a 55-year-old man.

She was flown to the Women's and Children's Hospital in a critical condition, but sadly, on Sunday she passed away.

The driver was not physically injured in the incident.

Major Crash Investigators went to the Range Road property to examine the circumstances which led to the incident.

Inspector Damien Epps from SAPOL's road policing section urged people to be conscious of their surroundings while behind the wheel.

"Every fatal crash that emergency services attend, regardless of the victim's age, is a terrible tragedy," Insp Epps said.

"Police implore all drivers, particularly those with small children, to ensure that the surrounding area of their car is safe before starting their car and driving away.

"Also make sure that if you are travelling with small children, that they are secured in their seats or carriers with seatbelts at all times and utilise child safety door locks to prevent them from opening the rear doors."

The toddler's death is the 85th on South Australian roads, compared to 55 at the same time last year.