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An eight-week-old baby is in a stable condition in hospital this morning after being crushed by a 50kg tent south of Sydney.

The infant suffered chest and head injuries when a tent fell on him at Helensburgh about 4.30pm yesterday, reports 9 news.

It is understood the tent slipped while being secured onto the vehicle and crashed onto the baby capsule.

NSW Ambulance said four crews were sent to the scene and arrived within three minutes.

The injured child was transported by road to Rex Jackson Park, from where a rescue helicopter airlifted the infant to Sydney Children’s Hospital.

He remains in a stable condition and is under observation this morning.

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  • What a terrible moment for his parents. I know it was an accident but was the baby in the car or near the car in the capsule? Doesn’t matter now though. So glad he is stable and hope he can go home soon.

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  • The baby’s parents must be so distraught. I’m sure they will be “interviewed” by Family Services.
    You aren’t allowed to leave a baby in a car and there was probably no other safe place to put the baby. I hope the baby makes a quick recovery.

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  • Glad to hear he remains in a stable condition. What a scary incident !

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  • Such a freak accident – hopefully he will quickly recover!

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  • Let’s hope he will improve every day. What a terrible accident!!

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  • The poor little one – such a terrible accident.

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