Car runs over 13-month-old

A BABY has survived being run over by a car at Corindi.

The worst nightmare of every parent unfolded in the beachside suburb at 7.20am today when paramedics were tasked to a 13-month-old who had been "backed over" by a vehicle.

Woolgoolga and Coffs Harbour paramedics dashed to the scene to discover the boy’s abdomen had been run over by a car in a driveway.

“The child was crying which is always a good sign,” said Coffs Harbour Ambulance Station manager David Horseman.

“The paramedics found abrasions on the boy’s forehead and the hip.

“He was not under the car when they arrived – he was in the care of his parents.

“The crews quickly assessed him and they determined the patient required urgent transport to Coffs Harbour Health Campus because of the nature of the incident.”

Mr Horseman said paramedics were on scene for two minutes before loading the boy into the ambulance and heading down the highway, where they were met on the way by colleagues from Coffs Harbour.

Doctors examined the boy and discovered he had a fractured pelvis.

His condition was listed as stable yesterday this afternoon.

Elsewhere, paramedics were called to Newmans Rd at Woolgoolga at noon when a bicycle rider, 19, was struck by a car.

An ambulance spokesman said the man was knocked to the ground but he was conscious.

“We got him to the hospital, where he was treated for head injuries,” the spokesman said.

The man was still being assessed by doctors yesterday afternoon.



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