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Baby boy dies just days after car collision at Lurnea

Baby boy aged just 11 months dies in hospital two days after his family’s BMW collided with a Mercedes ‘while he was sitting in his father’s lap’

  • Baby boy died days after car collision on Clingan Avenue, Sydney’s southwest
  • The 11-month-old was riding in BMW sedan when car collided with a Mercedes 
  • Airbag was deployed and child was found with critical head and facial injuries
  • The boy was taken to Westmead Children’s Hospital and passed away Tuesday

An 11-month-old baby boy has died just days after a car collision left him fighting for his life.

The toddler was in a BMW sedan when the vehicle had a collision with an oncoming Mercedes on Clingan Avenue in Lurnea, Sydney’s south-west at about 5.50pm on Monday.

The airbag was deployed in the BMW and emergency services found the baby boy with critical head and facial injuries. He was taken to Westmead Children’s Hospital, however passed away yesterday.  

Police believe the toddler may have been sitting unrestrained in his father’s lap at the time of the crash. 

 An 11-month-old baby boy has died just days after a car collision left him fighting for his life

The 11-month-old child was riding in a BMW sedan when the vehicle had a head-on collision with an oncoming Mercedes on Clingan Avenue in Lurnea, Sydney's south-west at about 5.50pm on Monday

The 11-month-old child was riding in a BMW sedan when the vehicle had a head-on collision with an oncoming Mercedes on Clingan Avenue in Lurnea, Sydney’s south-west at about 5.50pm on Monday

The airbag was deployed in the BMW and emergency services found the baby boy with critical head and facial injuries

The airbag was deployed in the BMW and emergency services found the baby boy with critical head and facial injuries

Liverpool City Police Area Command officers and the Crash Investigation Unit are investigating the collision and working out where the child was sitting at the time

Liverpool City Police Area Command officers and the Crash Investigation Unit are investigating the collision and working out where the child was sitting at the time, the Sydney Morning Herald reported. 

Police are also investigating the possibility the child was not restrained. 

‘It would appear to be the case that the child was unrestrained, sitting on the father’s lap,’ chief inspector Bob Tunks told Macquarie National News. 

The 31-year-old BMW driver, who is the baby’s father, and 32-year-old Mercedes driver were not injured.

Both men were taken to hospital for mandatory testing.

The 32-year-old was transported to Liverpool Hospital. 

Any witnesses are encouraged to come forward, as is anyone who can provide dash cam footage of the accident to police.  

 The airbag was deployed in the BMW and emergency services found the baby boy had critical head and facial injuries after the collision with the Mercedes (pictured)

 The airbag was deployed in the BMW and emergency services found the baby boy had critical head and facial injuries after the collision with the Mercedes (pictured)

Any witnesses are encouraged to come forward

Any witnesses are encouraged to come forward

 The 31-year-old BMW driver, who is the baby's father, and 32-year-old Mercedes driver were not injured

 The 31-year-old BMW driver, who is the baby’s father, and 32-year-old Mercedes driver were not injured

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