The tragic camping trip of a man who hit a boy with his car during a camping trip on the Sunshine Coast
A man has been charged over the death of a five-year-old boy during a family camping trip.
Five-year-old Jack Noel Stephen Brown was allegedly run over on a private property at Blackbutt North on the Sunshine Coast, in Queensland, in July.
A 44-year-old man has been charged with dangerous driving and is due to appear at Brisbane Magistrates Court on Monday.
Police declined to provide further details of the charges but are preparing a report for the coroner.
Five-year-old Jack Brown died after allegedly being struck by a vehicle during a family camping trip
The incident occurred at Blackbutt North in Queensland’s South Burnett region, where the family were camping.
It is understood he was playing behind the vehicle when it allegedly struck him, with the boy’s parents witnessing the incident.
Jack’s funeral was held in July where he was farewelled by parents Jim and Carla Brown and older brother Parker, who is aged eight.
A GoFundMe created by Sara Beath described the tragedy as ‘absolutely incomprehensible and beyond unbearable’.
‘Jack’s passing leaves an insurmountable path forward for Jim, Carla and 8 year old Parker,’ she wrote.
‘With sadness, this go fund me has been set up to allow those rallying around Jim, Carla and Parker in this devastating time to contribute to any expenses they will incur as a result of this unimaginable tragedy.’
The page had raised just over $40,000 of its $50,000 target on Thursday morning.
A fundraiser has been set up by close family friend Sara Beath for people to rally around Jim, Carla and their other son