Infant dies after Hwy tragedy

The 10-month-old boy involved in Friday's tragic head-on south of Emerald Beach has died in hospital.
The 10-month-old boy involved in Friday's tragic head-on south of Emerald Beach has died in hospital.

A baby has died following the head-on crash on the Pacific Highway at Emerald Beach on Friday.

The 10-month-old boy admitted to Coffs Harbour Base Hospital with serious head injuries died in hospital on Saturday about 7.30pm.

The accident happened 50 metres south of the Smiths Rd intersection around 3.30pm.

Police crash scene investigators have found a silver Ford Falcon headed south crossed onto the wrong side of the road and collided with a north-bound black Holden Statesman.

Police said the 30-year-old male driver of the Falcon was conveyed to hospital along with his wife, 26, daughter, 3, and 10-month-old son.

The baby was admitted with serious head injuries whilst the toddler suffered only minor injuries.

The driver is being treated for an injury to his kidney and his wife suffered a fractured thumb, police said.

An elderly couple in the other vehicle are said to be in a stable condition after they initially suffered serious injuries.

Police said investigations continue into the tragic accident and a report will be prepared for the Coroner.

Anyone who witnessed the accident near Emerald Beach on Friday afternoon should call Coffs Harbour Police via Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000.

Topics:  highway, pacific, tragedy



Local Real Estate

Featured Real Estate
D.I.Y. OR INSTALLED HOME... $9500.00 From
Mobile Home Fully self contained granny flat or mod homes.  D.I.Y $9.5k or $12.5K ...
GRANNY FLAT 2 bedrooms, $250pw + electricity. Located in Boambee Valley. Phone: 0415130637 Re-listed
JULY SPECIAL $24900.00...
Mobile Home 01 01

Featured Jobs

Coffs Coast jobs listed daily

Featured Jobs
Group Sports Manager... Coffs Harbour Full Time
Early Childhood Educator... Woolgoolga Full Time
Team Members Coffs Harbour Full Time


Local Partners

LATEST DEALS AND OFFERS

Cars For Sale

Find cars for sale online now.
Learn More

Property Listings

Search for a property online right now.
Learn More

Local Profile

Stay Connected

Get the news as it happens, in your inbox

You can change the newsletters you are subscribed to when you edit your profile

Edit Profile


Special Offers

Latest deals and offers

Horoscopes

Cancer

Your partner may be feeling that your career directives have temporarily pulled you away from the relationship.  You may have limited time...

read more

Marketplace

Special Offers & Promotions

Compare & Save