Ba­bies in­jured in freak golf buggy crash

Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

AN EIGHT-month old baby, and a nine-month-old baby and her mother were air­lifted to Townsville Hos­pi­tal with crit­i­cal in­juries on Thurs­day, March 10, fol­low­ing a golf buggy ac­ci­dent on Hamil­ton Is­land.

An in­de­pen­dently owned and op­er­ated six-seater buggy was trans­port­ing six adults and three chil­dren from a pri­vate res­i­dence to the is­land air­port when the ac­ci­dent oc­curred at 8.20am, a Hamil­ton Is­land spokesper­son said.

The buggy was be­lieved to be tow­ing a trailer loaded with lug­gage when, as it rounded a cor­ner, the driver lost con­trol and hit the kerb. The ve­hi­cle skid­ded on its side into a gar­den full of rocks be­fore slam­ming into a golf buggy parked on the Great North­ern Hwy, the spokesper­son said.

RACQ CQ Res­cue was the first he­li­copter on the scene, land­ing at the is­land air­port about 9.30am to at­tend to mul­ti­ple in­juries.

A se­cond he­li­copter from Townsville and an­other from Rock­hamp­ton also flew to the is­land to trans­fer the se­ri­ous- ly in­jured to hos­pi­tal.

One baby was in a crit­i­cal but sta­ble con­di­tion when it ar­rived at hos­pi­tal.

The two ba­bies and the 30year-old mother re­main in Townsville Hos­pi­tal in a sta­ble con­di­tion.

HOR­ROR CRASH: The af­ter­math of the buggy crash.

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