8 January 2024

One-year-old dies after being hit by ute at a holiday park

| Zoe Cartwright
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Paramedics treated the child at the scene. Photo: Julia Gomina.

A child has died after being struck by a vehicle in the state’s mid-west.

Just before 11:00 am on Saturday (January 6), emergency services were called to a holiday park at Mumbil, about 75 km southeast of Dubbo, following reports of a one-year-old child being struck by a vehicle.

Officers attached to Orana Mid-Western Police District arrived to find a one-year-old boy had been hit by a utility.

The child was treated at the scene by ambulance paramedics before being airlifted to the Children’s Hospital at Westmead in a critical condition.

A crime scene was established and an investigation into the incident commenced.

Police say the hospital notified them of the child’s death at about 5:00 pm Saturday (January 6).

Inquiries into the circumstances of the child’s death continue.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au.

Information is treated in strict confidence. Please do not report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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