Child critical after crash – Dundurrabin

A child is in a critical condition after a single-vehicle crash in the state’s north yesterday.

About 3.45pm (Thursday 22 October 2020), emergency services were called to Armidale Road, Dundurrabin – about 58km south of Grafton – after a single-vehicle crash.

Police believe a black Holden Commodore was travelling northbound on Armidale Road when it left the road and went down an embankment, before rolling onto its side and crashing into a tree.

The driver, a 28-year-old woman, freed herself from the vehicle. Her passenger, a seven-year-old girl, was released a short time later and airlifted to Brisbane Children’s Hospital with serious head injuries.

The driver was arrested after she allegedly returned a positive roadside breath test. She was taken to Dorrigo Police Station where a subsequent breath analysis returned an alleged reading of 0.067, before being taken to Dorrigo Hospital for mandatory testing.

The women then attended Coffs Harbour Police Station, where she was taken to Coffs Harbour Hospital under police guard for observation.

Officers attached to Coffs/Clarence Police District established a crime scene, which was examined by specialist police from the Crash Investigation Unit.

Investigations continue.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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