Toddler knocked over by reversing car fully recovered
THERE was no scream, just a gentle thud the driver mistook for a cat when a car reversed into little Hunter Bennett in a Nambour driveway on February 12.
Hunter's father Aaron Bennett climbed out of the car and discovered his 14-month-old son was injured.
Six weeks later little Hunter appears none the wiser of the drama he caused his parents and the family friend who was driving the car.
Mum, Rebecca Hayes, said Hunter was "fully recovered".
The cast on his broken leg was removed last week.
"He is doing really well," Ms Hayes said.
Ms Hayes had just arrived from her Hervey Bay home to visit her friend and was walking towards the house with little Hunter "behind me".
Hunter only started "screaming" when his distraught father picked him up.
"He screamed all the way to the hospital," she said.
He was airlifted to the Royal Brisbane's Children's Hospital with grave concerns about possible head injuries.
But Hunter quickly recovered and spent fewer than two weeks in hospital.
Sadly, Hunter's story is quite common with three children run over at low speed in Queensland each week. Eight children under five are killed in these types of accidents in Australia each year.
With Hunter's health no longer a concern, the family still can't find a place to rent.
"It seems no one wants to give us a chance (at a rental)," Ms Hayes said.