A seven-year-old girl who was killed after she fell from a moving car in the Northern Territory earlier this month has been remembered as a “daddy’s girl” who was “larger than life”.
Kaylessi Roser and her family traveled to the Top End from regional Queensland just three days before the horror accident happened near Harts Range – about 215 km northeast of Alice Springs – on June 5.
She was traveling in the car with her single father and several others when she fell.
Kaylessi sustained serious head injuries and was first taken to the Harts Range clinic before being flown to the Royal Adelaide Hospital, where she succumbed.
Camera IconKaylessi Roser, 7, was killed after she fell from a moving car in the NT earlier this month. Supplied Credit: NCA NewsWireCamera IconHer father Kim says his youngest daughter loved adventure. Provided Credit: NCA NewsWire
Her father, Kim Roser, said his youngest daughter was a “daddy’s girl” who was just like him in looks and personality and always followed him, wanting to help.
The father of six, 51, remembered Kaylessi as generous, considerate of others,, and loved adventure, exploring, and being around water.
“Anybody that met her fell in love with her. She was just larger than life … and so daring,” he said.
“She’d take a bag of lollies to school and share them with everybody, even the kids that didn’t like her, and if other kids didn’t have anything, she’d give them her stuff.
“Everybody loved her, and she loved everybody.
“She was just a very nice person, and this world is going to be so much darker without her.”
Camera IconMr Roser, pictured with his six children, said the family was travelling to the NT for a mining trip when the freak accident happened. Supplied Credit: NCA NewsWire
In his time of sorrow, Mr. Roser reminded others not to take time for granted and to make the most of life.
He said the family traveled to the NT to mine gemstones, rubies, and turquoise that would improve their lives.
The father said Kaylessi “always had to be first at everything she did” and believed she raced to gereachhe front gate at their destination when she jumped out before the vehicle coopped.
“I don’t know what happened. My car was about 3m from the gate. She must have jumped out the window just before we pulled up.
“I put everything into this trip to get up there to change their lives … but this has destroyed us.
“I wish I could wake up from this nightmare.”
Camera IconKaylessi was taken to the Royal Adelaide Hospital after the accident, where she succumbed to her injuries. Supplied Credit: NCA NewsWireCamera IconHer body remains in South Australia, and money is being raised to help her family bring her home. Provided Credit: NCA NewsWire
The family still has their car and belongings in the NT b, ut Kaylessi’s body remains in South Australia.
A GoFundMe page has since been set up to raise $10,000 to help bring her body back to Queensland, fund her funeral, and support the family in the future.
So far, more than $4500 has been donated.
The Yarraman Bowls Club also hosts a fundraising event on Saturday, July 9, from 11 am, with all proceeds donated to Mr. Roser and his family.
Camera IconA local fundraising event will also be held to help raise money for the family. Supplied Credit: NCA NewsWire