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Toddler Dies After Being Run Over In Family's Driveway

A little girl is dead after being hit by her family's four-wheel-drive on a South Australian property.

The 18-month-old was run over at a home in Tailem Bend -- about 100 kilometres south-east of Adelaide -- on Saturday, police said.

Emergency services were called to the scene just before 12:30pm.

The toddler was rushed to hospital with life-threatening injuries, but was unable to be revived.

"Despite the desperate efforts of paramedics, sadly the child died at hospital," SA Police said in a statement.

The incident has been described by police as a "tragic accident".

Major Crash investigators will work to determine the circumstances of the accident.

It comes just one week after a two-year-old boy died after being run over in the backyard of his Angle Value home, north of Adelaide.

Last Saturday, paramedics tried to resuscitate the boy but he died at the scene.