Girl’s nine-hour fight for life after fall from van
A YOUNG girl is recovering in hospital following a nine-hour fight for her life after she fell from the back of a moving Tarago yesterday.
Kate Waterworth fell from the four-door people mover at 10am while the van was travelling along Boundary St, Berow- ra, hitting her head on the road. Kate’s parents, John and Jo Waterworth of Berowra Heights, were by her bedside at 7pm when doctors finally stabilised her.
She had spent nine hours fighting for her life, including an hour at the scene where she was treated by CareFlight medics, before being flown to The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.
NSW Police Inspector Jane Hansford said the driver of the vehicle was subjected to mandatory alcohol and blood testing. Charges had not been laid as of last night.
“The driver was either dropping someone off or picking someone up,” Insp Hansford said. “It’s a timely reminder to take care on the roads and hope- fully everyone’s thoughts and prayers are with the family.”
Kate’s mother was at the scene when her daughter fell from the car. She was yet to make a formal statement last night.
Hornsby police and the crash investigation unit were last night still combing the street for evidence of how Kate fell.
Injured girl Kate Waterworth.