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Perth mum Diane Miller ‘unlikely’ to survive after hit in head with concrete block

Pregnant mum and her unborn child are ‘likely to die’ after she was set upon by a group of teens in a carpark and bashed on the head with a block of concrete – as her horror injuries are revealed

  • Pregnant mother Diane Miller, 30, was struck in the head with a concrete block
  • Ms Miller suffered cardiac arrest outside the Waterford Plaza in Perth on Tuesday
  • Doctors say it is ‘very unlikely’ her condition will improve as her brain is swelling
  • A 17-year-old boy has been charged after he allegedly threw the concrete block

The family of a pregnant woman hit on the head by an attacker with a concrete block have been told by hospital staff it’s unlikely her and her unborn child will survive. 

Diane Miller, 30, was a passenger in a car being driven by her partner who got involved in an altercation between two groups of youths outside Waterford Plaza in Perth on Tuesday night.

A relative of the family claimed the teens were blocking the car in when the confrontation broke out.

A 17-year-old boy is accused of being the one who threw a concrete block through the car window which struck Ms Miller in the side of the head. He has since been charged but cannot be named for legal reasons. 

Diane Miller (pictured), 30, was struck in the head with a concrete block while sitting in the passenger seat of a car

Ms Miller was with her partner who had gotten into an altercation with a group of youths outside Waterford Plaza (pictured) in Perth

Ms Miller was with her partner who had gotten into an altercation with a group of youths outside Waterford Plaza (pictured) in Perth

Ms Miller went into cardiac arrest and was rushed to Royal Perth Hospital in a critical condition.

Police and locals attempted to resuscitate her for twenty minutes before an ambulance arrived. 

Her brother Malcolm Clifton revealed on Wednesday that doctors told him it was ‘very unlikely’ her condition would get better as her brain was still swelling up. 

‘They are going to keep monitoring her brain; if it keeps swelling it’s going to stop the blood going to her brain, you’re going to end up brain dead and once that happens…the baby will die (too),’ he said.

Ms Miller is five months pregnant with her second child who is ‘too young to come out’, according to Mr Clifton. 

Her first child, an eight-month-old boy named Lloyde, is now facing a life without his mother.

Mr Clifton said the concrete block hit his sister in the temple and she ‘didn’t see it coming’. 

‘We are destroyed, we want these people whoever they are, brought to justice, we want what’s deserved,’ he added. 

The pregnant mother went into cardiac arrest after she was hit in the head with the concrete block. She was rushed to Royal Perth Hospital in a critical condition

The pregnant mother went into cardiac arrest after she was hit in the head with the concrete block. She was rushed to Royal Perth Hospital in a critical condition

Her brother Malcolm Clifton (pictured with Ms Miller's eight-month-old son) said on Wednesday that doctors told him it was 'very unlikely' his sister's condition would improve

Her brother Malcolm Clifton (pictured with Ms Miller’s eight-month-old son) said on Wednesday that doctors told him it was ‘very unlikely’ his sister’s condition would improve

The 17-year-old boy accused of the shocking assault remains behind bars charged with grievous bodily harm and breaching bail.

He faced Perth Children’s Court on Wednesday and was remanded in custody.

Police said the groups involved in the altercation were not known to each other and were make up of teenagers and adults in their late 20s.

Inspector Brett Baddock claimed the assault was ‘unprovoked’.

‘I put it down to quite simply senseless, unprovoked violence, which is unacceptable, and we won’t tolerate it,’ he said.

The police investigation is ongoing.  

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