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11-Month-Old Critical Following Crash In Lurnea

A baby boy is in critical condition after being involved in a car crash in Sydney’s south west yesterday.

A BMW Sedan, that was being driven by a 31-year-old man with an 11-month old boy as his passenger, was travelling east along Clingan Avenue towards Compton Avenue in Lurnea yesterday at about 5:50pm.

The crash occurred when it collided with a Mercedes Benz being driven by a 32-year-old man that was heading west along Clinging Avenue.

As the vehicles collided, the front driver’s airbag in the BMW deployed.

The child suffered critical head and facial injuries and was airlifted to The Children’s Hospital at Westmead where he remains in a critical condition.

Officers from Liverpool Police Area Command and Metropolitan Crash Investigation Unit officers attended the scene and commenced inquiries.

Both drivers were uninjured and were taken to hospital for mandatory testing.

Investigators are currently seeking to determine where the child was seated when the airbags deployed. It is possible that the child was sitting on the driver’s lap at the time of the crash.

Anyone with any information about the incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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