A five-year-old boy is fighting for life this morning after a car left the road and hit a tree near Warrnambool yesterday.

The silver Holden sedan was travelling along Wangoom-Warrumyea Road, Wangoom, when it crashed at the intersection of Adams Road about 3pm.

The 35-year-old female driver, understood to be the boy’s mother, was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

The boy was a passenger in the car and suffered life-threatening injuries. He remains in a critical condition this morning.

Police are investigating the cause of the crash.

Anyone who witnessed the crash is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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  • Any news on how this boy and his mother are doing ?


  • Oh dear, hope and pray they both recover well !!


  • I hope they both make a speedy recovery. There has so many nasty accidents recently. The weather is a contributing factor for a lot of accidents at the moment.


  • I hope both mother and son will be okay.


  • Oh, little one! I’m sure at the hospital they are doing their best to help him!!


  • How terrible. I hope they will both be ok


  • poor little tot. Hopeful for a swift recovery (and mum too).


  • Best wishes for the recovery of both of them.


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