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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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  • Oh my goodness 2 children under 2 years of age unrestrained!
    How do some people become parents?!
    Those children are lucky to be alive, it is nothing short of a miracle that they survived!
    As investigations continue it will be interesting to know what led to the crash but there is no excuse for not properly restraining your children, that is just dangerous & stupid!

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  • Oh those poor kids. So lucky they survived – hope they’re both ok .

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  • I can’t believe parents still don’t properly restrain their kids! thankfully the little one was ok but wow, could have been so much worse!!

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  • Argh! Luckily that nothing worse happened!!

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  • Geez! I don’t pretend to know what was going on with this family, but I DO believe in the law ans safety of children’s vehicular restraints! Thank goodness they’re ok!

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  • why didn’t they have proper child seats? Fortunately they survived.

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  • A friend of mine used to be a tow truck driver and attend accidents if they were called. He told us the only accidents he was called to that a child was injured had not been properly restained or restrained at all. Sometimes the baby/toddler equipment was incorrectly fitted. Sometimes the older ones didn’t have a seatbelt on at all. They were the cases that the Mums carried on about. One annoyed him so much that he reported that he had been told that one child wasn’t wearing a seatbelt, and the little one’s seat was only partly fitted. Apparently the Ambulance Staff reported it too.

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  • No excuse not to restain your child,it’s your responsibilty as a parent!

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