Mother, baby injured after car crashes into busy cafe

A car has knocked over a woman and a baby before crashing into a cafe in the Newcastle CBD.

Around 12.20pm today (Friday 13 November 2015), emergency services were called to the intersection of Perkins and Hunter Streets.

Officers have been told that a car reversed into a parked vehicle, before mounting a footpath, knocking over a woman and a baby, and crashing into a cafe.


Both the woman, believed to be aged in her late 20s, and the baby have been taken to hospital. The woman is suspected to have sustained a number of broken bones while the baby will be examined for possible head injuries.

The driver of the car, a man believed to be aged in his 70s, has been taken to hospital for mandatory blood and urine testing.

An investigation into the crash is now underway.



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