Police responding to fatal traffic crash at Townsville

Police are investigating the circumstances of a fatal traffic crash at Townsville earlier tonight.

Just after 7.30pm, a car attempted to turn out of a driveway onto Ross River Road when it struck a five-year-old boy who was riding his bicycle along the footpath with his father.

Members of the public rendered first aid prior to the arrival of emergency services.

Paramedics transported the boy to Townsville Hospital where he sadly passed away a short time later.

Police are appealing for anyone who may have dashcam footage of the incident to come forward to police.

Investigations are continuing.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.

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