Sixty year old female driver charged over death of Nepalese toddler Shreyan Thapa

In this Facebook photo, Shreyan is seen with his mum Rojita Thapa
In this Facebook photo, Shreyan looks on happily in the arms of his mum, Rojita Thapa

Police have charged the driver of a Toyota sedan that allegedly hit and killed seventeen month old Shreyan Thapa on April 7.

He was walking along Marion Street in Auburn when the vehicle driven by the 60 year old woman ploughed into the toddler and his grandmother.

NSW Ambulance Paramedics treated the boy at the scene and rushed him to Westmead Children’s Hospital where he later died.

In a statement issued today, NSW Police said they will allege that the sedan struck Shreyan and his 50 year old grandmother who has since returned to Nepal.

Officers from the Metropolitan Crash Investigation Unit charged the woman today “with dangerous driving occasioning death, negligent driving occasioning death and cause bodily harm by misconduct.” She is expected to appear at Burwood Local Court on 25 July 2016, the police statement said.

“The woman was subsequently issued with a notice of suspension and her licence was surrendered.”

The driver of the sedan was taken to a local hospital for a mandatory testing following the accident.

Initially, there were conflicting reports about where the little victim was at the time of the impact, some saying he was with this grandmother on the footpath while some other suggesting he may have been on the road.

This article has been edited for clarity, no factual changes made. 10:27 am 18May16 

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