A five-month-old baby has survived after being ejected from the family car during a horrifying crash on the Hume Highway in southern New South Wales.
Police say a 36-year-old man was driving his family’s gold Honda Civic sedan with his wife and two children in the car when he lost control and struck a tree at Little Billabong, south of Wagga, around 3.30pm on Thursday.
Miraculously, the five-month-old child survived after being ejected through a rear window and landing five metres away from the vehicle.
The man’s 20-month-old daughter also escaped serious injury and managed to remove herself from the wreckage by crawling through a smashed window.
Police say action will be taken against the children’s father, with investigations revealing the children were not restrained properly at the time of the crash.
According to witnesses, the man appeared to have been fatigued or distracted by something while behind the wheel, with the vehicle seen swerving all over the road in the moments leading up to the collision.
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