Tributes to Queensland’s Baby Cooper, who was hit by a car in a tragic accident in Thabeban, near Bundaberg
Tragedy as one-year-old boy dies after being run over in tragic accident at Queensland home: ‘Every parent’s worst nightmare came true’
- Tributes to the little boy who lost his fight after being hit by a car in a tragic accident
- Cooper died from his injuries less than four weeks after his first birthday
- Friends, family and the Bundaberg community flock to his parents and siblings
A young boy who died in an “innocent tragic accident” is remembered as a little blue-eyed angel whose cheeky smile melted the hearts of everyone he met as his heartbreaking final moments were revealed.
Cooper, who celebrated his first birthday just last month, suffered serious brain injuries when he was run over by a car on private property in Thabeban, near Bundaberg in central Queensland on Monday.
The little boy was taken to Bundaberg Hospital before being flown to the neurological intensive care unit at Queensland Children’s Hospital in Brisbane.
Despite the best efforts of doctors and nurses, the next day Cooper sadly lost his valiant fight to live surrounded by his devastated parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles.
“Rip, my angel,” his mother posted on Facebook.
Little Cooper (pictured) lost his valiant fight for life on Tuesday surrounded by his family
Bundaberg locals, friends, family and complete strangers have gathered around Cooper’s grieving parents and three older siblings.
A relative remembered Cooper as a beautiful baby in a heartbreaking Facebook post.
An online fundraiser started by another relative says Cooper had his whole life ahead of him when his final moments were revealed.
“He fought so hard and it’s a testament to how strong and resilient our little angel was,” the site reads.
“An innocent tragic accident that was the result of every parent’s worst nightmare came true and will affect our entire family and everyone who had the pleasure of meeting him and seeing that cheeky little smile for the rest of our lives.
The police investigation into the tragedy continues as they prepare a report for the coroner
More than $10,000 has already been raised within 18 hours.
“We are asking for any help you can provide to our family to cover the cost of the funeral and professional support for the parents and siblings who never had to say goodbye,” the page reads.
“Any surplus is used to help parents with bills until they can bear to go back to work and any therapy for his beautiful siblings.”
Cooper’s parents were inundated with support.
“Words cannot describe the pain and sadness of losing your angel. May he rest in peace until you meet again. Sending lots of love, hugs and prayers now and always,” one woman wrote.
Another added: “My heart breaks just thinking of you all. And here for everything you need. Rip gorgeous boy.’
The police investigation into the tragedy continues as they prepare a report for the coroner.
Cooper was flown to Queensland Children’s Hospital in Brisbane but lost his fight to life
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