Family of two-year-old boy killed after a car hit his pram as his dad pushed him down the footpath donates his organs to help others.
UPDATE 11 May
Little Christopher Robertson was remembered by dozens of the family’s closest friends this week at a solemn memorial at the South Rookwood Crematorium. His father today told the Daily Telegraph he had donated his son’s eyes to a person going blind to ensure his “little superhero” lived on through another.
“Anyone who knew him knew that he wanted to be a superhero,” he said.
“We are just glad he could donate his eyes so he could help another.”
The boy was being pushed down Lumley Street in Granville by his father at around 5.30pm on Tuesday when a Toyota Tarago careened off the road and hit the stroller, 9 NEWS reports.
The boy and his pram became trapped between the vehicle and the brick fence of an apartment building.
Paramedics battled to save the boy on the scene for more than an hour, reviving him after he suffered a cardiac arrest. He was transported to Westmead Children’s Hospital but later died there.
The boy’s father who was pushing the stroller at the time of impact is uninjured. The 37-year-old driver of the car has head and abdominal injuries.
Eyewitnesses told police the Tarago had hit another car before it left the road. The driver and passenger of the other car were also assessed by paramedics and didn’t require treatment.
The father of a three-year-old has said “He was a fun loving boy that loved everybody.”
“He always wore costumes. He was a beautiful little guy and that’s how I want him to be remembered.”
“I was OK yesterday, was holding out OK, but today I’m just a blubbering mess,” he said.
“It’s horrible. I don’t know really what to say.”
“We were walking on the footpath here and my son lost his life just over there, with a car carousing around the corner,” he said.
“It’s just horrible. We did everything we could. We did CPR, we did AR. Ambulance was here, fire truck, everybody was here. We even had an escort to go to the hospital but it didn’t work.”
Any witnesses, who have not yet spoken to police, are urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 FREE.
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