Seven-year-old boy is nearly DECAPITATED after his father ‘falls asleep at the wheel and slams into a parked ute’ before allegedly refusing a blood test
- The 39-year-old P-plate driver was in the car with his son and three daughters
- He walked away unscathed but refused a blood test for drugs and alcohol
- The seven-year-old boy was taken to hospital and treated for facial injuries
A seven-year-old boy was nearly decapitated after his father allegedly fell asleep at the wheel with his four children in the car and smashed into a ute.
The 39-year-old P-plate driver slammed his Commodore into a parked ute at 9.30am on Wednesday in Sheidow Park in Adelaide’s south.
The father walked away from the accident unscathed but was taken to a medical centre where he allegedly refused a blood test for alcohol and drugs.
The boy was sitting in the front passenger seat of the Commodore when the ute tray smashed through the windscreen and into his head
The boy, who was sitting in the front passenger seat, was taken to hospital with severe facial injuries after the ute tray smashed through the windscreen and into his head, 7 News reported.
Horrified neighbours who heard the crash ran to help.
‘I heard the children screaming so loudly,’ one person told 7 News.
Emergency crews rushed to the scene after horrified neighbours ran to get help
The boy and treated for facial injuries and his three sisters were treated for shock
‘It’s extremely lucky that it wasn’t an adult sitting in that seat because I don’t think they’d be here,’ a witness said.
The man’s three daughters, aged nine, ten and 13, were sitting in the back seat and were treated for shock.
South Australia Police said the man will be summonsed to face court.
The driver of the Commodore… was taken to hospital for blood to be taken, where he allegedly refused and was then reported for refusing to provide a sample of blood, aggravated driving without due care and breaching probationary licence conditions,’ a spokesman said.
‘He was issued a six month instant loss of licence and he will also be summonsed to appear in court at a later date.’