A six-year-old boy was heard screaming for his dad to wake up after the pair were involved in a horrific crash in Melbourne’s north.
The little boy was taken to hospital with minor injuries, but his father remains fighting for life following the crash at Reservoir.
Just after midnight on Saturday morning, a 30-year-old man crashed his car with his six-year old boy beside him in the passenger seat.
Residents say just before the crash they heard the vehicle screeching down the street, before a loud bang when the car hit the tree.
A solitary tree stopped the high-speed journey in an instant, with no airbags deployed to protect the driver or his passenger.
Concerned residents tried to calm the little boy who was desperately screaming for his dad to wake up. A passing paramedic was first on the scene.
“There wasn’t much traffic last night, so it was surprising to hear that sound … that skid sound for a while and hear that impact,” a witness told 7 News.
Neighbours tried to cuddle and comfort the little boy whom the witness said was too little to be seated in the front.
“My heart went out to that kid. Our neighbour was able to translate for us. The kid was an Arabic background,” the witness said.
“He should be in the backseat. There was no doubt he was too small to be in the front seat.”
The boy was taken to hospital with minor injuries, however his dad remains in a critical condition.
“It appears at this stage that speed is a big factor in the collision,” Senior Constable Meredith Grisold said.
Police are investigating.
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