Five-year-old boy survives car crash that claimed the life of three men, including his father and grandfather.

The car was located by a neighbouring landowner about 5pm on Monday after the boy was found wandering on a property in the Hunter Valley in regional NSW.

Police said three men and the child were travelling to the property off Waverley Road in Gundy, east of Scone, when the vehicle rolled down a steep embankment.

On Monday morning, the boy, his father, aged in his 40s, and his grandfather, aged in his 70s, travelled to the area from Sydney to inspect the farm with the property owner, The Daily Mail reported.

Concerns were raised for their welfare after they failed to return.

However, emergency services were called to the crash scene after the young boy was found by people on the property.

All occupants were ejected from the vehicle, killing the three men.

The little boy was found nearby after suffering minor injuries, including a broken arm. He was airlifted to John Hunter Hospital where he remains in a stable condition.

It is not yet known what caused the crash as a report will be prepared for the Coroner.

Inquiries into the cause of the crash are ongoing with examination of the scene expected to continue on Tuesday.

Our thoughts are with the family and all involved.

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  • Tragic story really. This poor young boy.


  • Poor young man – this will live with him for a very long time.


  • How awful, this poor little boy :( I heard he was alone for a few hours before they were found


  • When the Police Investigators examine the car they should be able to work out whether or not the seatbelts were being worn at the time of the accident. If cars are too badly damaged on occasions the bolts holding them have been known to shear off as have the bolts that anchor the seats to the floor. Having witnessed the deaths of the deceased there is a strong possibility he will need ongoing counselling from time to time for a long time as he may have flashbacks


  • Such a sad thing for this young boy to go through. The only positive is that he survived. I wish him well.


  • Poor child. A memory very difficult to erase from his young mind.
    So sad for his father and grandfather! :-(


  • Very sad to hear the boy lost his father and grandfather.


  • how horrible :(


  • What a tragic accident. But if they were ejected from the car does that mean they were not wearing seat belts?


  • Poor boy !! Going through such drama and then being the only one who survives…
    My thoughts and prayers go out to their families and loved ones.


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