Police inquiries continue into crash: Toddler airlifted to Sydney

Detectives are assisting Moree police to determine how a car crashed into a Moree house, seriously injuring a little boy.

The area’s crime manager Detective Inspector Gavin Rattenbury told Fairfax all circumstances surrounding the crash were still under investigation but some reports had surfaced that the driver may have suffered from a medical condition.

The accident occurred at 5.45pm on Saturday afternoon.

A white Toyota Hilux utility driven along Gwydir Street came to a T-intersection on Sunnyside Road but continued driving straight through, leaving the road and driving 10m from the gutter into the house.

The ute, driven by a 56-year-old local man, crashed through the wall of the house into the lounge room where the boy was injured.

The driver provided a negative breath test at the scene.

A NSW Ambulance spokeswoman said three ambulance crews were at the scene just before 6pm.

The little boy, who suffered critical head injuries, was taken to Moree hospital by road ambulance before being transferred to Sydney.

Officers spent much of the weekend and yesterday gathering statements for witnesses.

Inspector Rattenbury said it was a “very traumatic and very unfortunate set of circumstances” for all involved.

Moree community members took to Facebook to air their grief and well wishes for the toddler and his family.

Several posts on the Moree police social networking page had said “thoughts and prayers” were with the toddler’s family as he battles to recover from his injuries at Westmead Children’s Hospital.

“Heart goes out to all involved” Belinda Hess posted on the page on Sunday morning.

“To a beautiful family, our prayers are with you all at this moment,” David and Carolyn Moore wrote.

Tracey LeRoy also sent her message to the boy’s family adding “come home soon lil mate”.

A Sunnyside Rd resident who didn’t wish to be named said the feeling in the street in the days after the accident was “absolutely dreadful.”

She said the toddler’s parents are well known and respected members of the Moree community.

“Everybody knows them and everybody is just shattered,” the woman said.

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