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Death of toddler run over by Govt car leads to new policies

THE tragic death of a toddler run over by a Queensland government car has forced the department to bring in new child safety training programs.

Braxton Nowlan-Wade died at just 15 months old when a Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services worker accidentally reversed a car over him in the driveway of his Ipswich home little more than a year ago.

His family remembered him as a happy young boy snatched away too soon.

"You saw his personality in the way he sang and the way he danced and the way he played with his sister and he would wink and smile with that mischievous look on his face," Braxton's uncle Brad Sielaff read in a touching tribute from the Ripley boy's grandmother and main carer, Lea Ann Sielaff, at his funeral.

"Every morning he would say hello to you with loving, open arms."

Read more at Brisbanetimes.com.au


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