Boy remains in critical condition

AN eight-year-old boy is in a critical condition at The Children's Hospital Westmead following an incident involving a runaway car on Wednesday.

Police have said the boy and his six-year-old brother were in a parked Holden commodore in Whites Street at Nambucca Heads around 5pm, when the six-year-old moved from the front seat to the rear, apparently dislodging the handbrake and sending the car rolling.

The boy attempted to get out of the vehicle through the drivers side door when the car struck a tree, trapping him between the door and the pillar of the car.

He sustained serious head injuries and was taken to Macksville Hospital before being transferred to Coffs Harbour Base Hospital, after which he was flown to The Children's Hospital Westmead in a critical condition.

The boy was understood to been remaining in intensive care yesterday afternoon, while inquiries into the incident continue.



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