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Australian Olympian Isaac Ntiamoah grieves after running over baby son

Australian Olympian Isaac Ntiamoah. Source: Getty

Australian Olympic athlete Isaac Ntiamoah says he is heartbroken over the death of his 'miracle baby'.

A one-year-old boy who died after he was struck by a car in a driveway in Sydney's west is believed to be the son of Australian Olympic athlete Isaac Ntiamoah.

The toddler was hit by the car at the front of a Green Valley home about 3pm on Friday, NSW Police said in a statement.

His mother took him to Liverpool Hospital but he died a short time later.

Australian Olympian Isaac Ntiamoah with his wife Angelina, baby son Josiah and friend David Yarza Porto.
Australian Olympian Isaac Ntiamoah with his wife Angelina, baby son Josiah and friend David Yarza Porto.
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The boy is believed to be Josiah Ntiamoah, the son of Australian relay and track athlete Isaac Ntiamoah.

Ntiamoah was driving to and from his house to pick up supplies for his son's birthday party, The Daily Telegraph reports.

In a statement on Sunday afternoon, the Ntiamoah family said Josiah was their "joy and delight".

"He was our miracle baby. We cannot believe he is no longer with us," the statement said.

"What we do know is that he is with his heavenly father and we trust that God will help us in these painful days ahead."

The family asked for privacy as they "honour his memory" and grieve with family and friends.

Members of the athletics community said they would be providing whatever support was needed to help the family during this time of grief.

"We and the entire athletics community are devastated by the news and our thoughts are with the entire Ntiamoah family," a statement from the Bankstown Sports Athletics Club read.

"We will offer whatever support we are able to provide to the Ntiamoah family."

Police have taken the car for forensic examination and the boy's 36-year-old father has been subject to mandatory blood and urine tests.

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