Newborn baby flung 10m from car window in horror crash

An eight-week-old baby has miraculously survived after being flung 10 metres from a car window during a horrifying crash in Sydney’s east overnight.

Police say a 48-year-old-woman, believed to be the infant’s grandmother, mounted a kerb before colliding with a steel fence on Stephen Road in Botany around 7pm.

A two-month-old baby boy, who was allegedly unrestrained and sitting on the lap of his 19-year-old mother in the back seat, was ejected from a window and onto the ground.


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Thankfully the infant was uninjured and taken to hospital, while three other passengers including the 19-year-old woman were also unharmed.

The grandmother has since been charged with negligent driving, use unregistered registrable Class A motor vehicle on road, drive with child under 6 months not restrained as prescribed, and drive motor vehicle while licence suspended.

She was granted conditional bail to appear at Waverley Local Court on Wednesday 3 March.

Police have also completed a child at risk notification to Family and Community Services.

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