Child on road ‘hit by passing driver’ after 'horrendous' fatal crash

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A woman and two children have been killed in a “horrendous” crash on the NSW Central Coast where police believe one of the victims was struck by a passing car after exiting their rolled vehicle.

A woman was driving a car with five children inside in Central Mangrove, northwest of Gosford, when it rolled down an embankment on Wisemans Ferry Road shortly before 10pm on Tuesday night.

A woman and two children, the youngest just two-years-old, have died in a tragic crash on the NSW Central Coast. Source: 7News
A woman and two children, the youngest just 2, have died in a tragic crash on the NSW Central Coast. Source: 7News

The woman and two of the children, a six-year-old girl and ten-year-old boy, died at the scene.

Three other children are in a stable condition after being airlifted to John Hunter Hospital.

NSW Ambulance chief superintendent Brent Armitage said it was a tragic loss of life.

“This was an absolutely horrendous scene for everyone involved,” he said.

“There is no way to put into words what paramedics and first responders were faced with when arriving on scene.”

A further three children were airlifted to hospital, where they remain in a stable condition. Source: 7News
A further three children were airlifted to hospital, where they remain in a stable condition. Source: 7News

Police investigating ‘passing driver’

Officers from Brisbane Water Police are now trying to piece together what happened, including indications a passing driver may have struck one of the children on the road. 

It’s unclear how the child left the car or if they had already died when they was hit, a NSW Police spokesperson told Yahoo News Australia.

The male driver has been taken to hospital for mandatory testing.

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