Toddler hit by truck after wandering away from home

A two-year-old boy has been airlifted to hospital after being hit by a truck outside a service station in NSW.

Emergency services were called to the Pacific Highway at Ourimbah about 3.45pm on Thursday after the toddler was struck by the vehicle as it was driven out of the petrol station.

The young boy was treated at the scene by paramedics before being flown by Westpac Rescue helicopter to John Hunter Hospital in a serious but stable condition.


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The child was placed into an induced coma, however miraculously, it appears he’s escaped with only superficial cuts and grazes.

Police are now on the hunt for the driver of the truck, who they say may not be aware that he’d even struck the boy.

The vehicle was last seen driving north along the highway.

Anyone who may have witnessed or have any dashcam vision in that area around that time or has any information about this incident is being urged to contact Wyong Police on 4356 6099 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

If you have information for Police, please contact NSW Police on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day. 

You can report also information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via nsw.crimestoppers.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

Shanee is a full-time Digital Journalist and Social Media Content Producer. In 2014, Shanee graduated from Griffith University’s Gold Coast Campus with a Bachelor of Communications majoring in Journalism, Public Relations and Marketing. Since joining 1029 Hot Tomato, Shanee has been keeping you up to date with breaking news and everything Gold Coast on myGC. Shanee also writes and photographs for Peony & Page, a personal home, style and travel blog & Instagram alias she founded in 2015.

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