Boy, 9, hit by car on Christmas night south of Brisbane dies in hospital.

By Casey Briggs

A nine-year-old boy hit by an alleged drink driver on Christmas night south of Brisbane, has died in hospital.

Josiah Sisson had been in the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital since about 7:00pm on Sunday, when he was struck while looking at Christmas lights in Springwood with his family.

Family members are expected to make a statement this afternoon.

Police say the 24-year-old driver took a corner too quickly and lost control of his car, hitting Josiah.

The out-of-control sedan then crashed into a house, causing substantial damage to the right-hand side.

Police have questioned the driver but no charges have been laid.


More to come.

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