Boy dies after being hit by alleged drunk driver earlier this month

September 19, 2023 10:18 am in by

A 12-year-old Sunshine Coast boy has died from injuries he sustained after being hit by an alleged drunk driver at Bli Bli earlier this month.

Dawlon Smith-Saunders was hit by a Mazda ute driven by a 27 year-old man on David Low Way on September 3.

He’d been riding a scooter.

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He was flown to the Queensland Children’s Hospital where he passed away on Sunday after his family turned off his life support.

The driver of the ute was served a notice to appear for drink driving after returning a reading of 0.069.

He will appear at the Maroochydore Magistrates Court on October 30.

Forensic Crash Unit investigations are continuing and additional charges are expected to be laid.