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Reports are coming in from 9News that a grandmother and her grandchild have been hit by a car in Auburn, NSW.

Emergency crews are at the scene and the child has reportedly been taken to Westmead hospital.

UPDATE 1.30pm Police have confirmed that the toddler has passed away at Westmead Children’s Hospital.

We are sending all of our love and thoughts to the family of the toddler at this time.

UPDATE 11.30am: An 18 month old boy has been taken to hospital. The toddler was walking with his Grandmother in Auburn when the incident occurred, not with his mother as originally thought. Reports are coming in from witnesses saying that the 18 month old boy was on his way to daycare and that he broke away from his grandmothers side and ran towards the road. Once he realised he was away from his caregiver and a car was heading towards him, he ran back towards his grandmother.

This is a breaking news story and we will bring you more as it comes to hand.

Sending our love and well wishes to all involved.

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  • Such tragic event !! Thinking about and praying for the family and yes also the driver.

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  • How awful for child, family and driver.

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  • I pray for their family, thst this tragedy won’t tear them apart. That the devastation won’t be too much. That eventually they will know peace amongst the sadness. That their child’s life will be celebrated.

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  • Have I read it correctly that the toddler was still on the footpath???
    If I walked any distance with a child that young, like or not the children was put in a stroller and restrained in the harness or if not too heavy, carried. If we had to walk I discovered if you hold them by their wrist (not too tight) they can just let go and walk or run off.
    I can imagine the driver may claim the child was a distraction.
    Please don’t be offended by this. The little toddler is at peace and not suffering.

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  • So tragic, thoughts are with the family.

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  • Oh no! How terrible! Poor little one!! :-(

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  • How terribly sad. My deepest condolences to the family.

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  • Oh gosh….how awful for all involved.
    Simply heartbreaking :(

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  • Sooo sad :(

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