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Nine-year-old boy dies in hospital after Christmas crash

A nine-year-old Redbank Plains boy who was hit by a car driven by alleged drink driver on Christmas Day has died in hospital after his life support was turned off late this afternoon.

A friend of Josiah Sisson's family today told media he was a "happy go lucky joyful boy, a great little boy". 

Police say around 7.20pm on December 25 a vehicle travelling along Jardine St in Springwood failed to navigate the turn into Rholanda Crescent, collided with a parked car, and the struck the boy who was walking nearby.

The car then allegedly continued through a hedge, collided with a large water tank, and then crashed into a house.

The boy was transported to the Lady Cilento Hospital in a critical condition where he remained until his life support was turned off today.

Police have spoken to the driver, a 24-year-old Springwood man. 



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