Child critical after falling from moving car

AN 11-year-old girl has been placed in an induced coma and flown to hospital in a critical condition after falling from a car being driven by her mother on Sydney’s North Shore.

It happened on Boundary Street in Berowra about 10am on Saturday. It’s understood the little girl had just been dropped off at a friend’s house when tragedy struck.

The 11-year-old is believed to have climbed onto the back of her mother’s car and fell off onto the road as she went to drive away.


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The child suffered serious head and facial injuries and needed to be placed in an induced coma at the scene before she could be taken to hospital.

The girl was airlifted to The Children’s Hospital at Westmead where she remains in a critical condition, fighting for her life.

A crime scene was declared and the woman’s car was towed from the scene. She was also taken to hospital for mandatory drug and alcohol testing.

Officers from the Crash Investigation Unit are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident.

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