A seven-month-old baby girl and her mother are fighting for their lives in hospital after being involved in a serious head-on car crash near Geelong last night.
The baby was being held on her mother’s lap at the time of the crash and it is believed that she suffered head injuries when she was thrown during the collision.
The child was flown to the Royal Children’s Hospital for emergency treatment.
Her mother, a 29-year old Reservoir woman, was also understood to have suffered life-threatening injuries and was flown to The Alfred hospital for emergency surgery.
Four others were also taken to hospital, including the driver of a Holden station wagon that allegedly veered onto the wrong side of the road and hit the oncoming car carrying a carload of people and the baby.
Police said the 56-year-old Bannockburn man driving the station wagon returned a positive blood-alcohol reading but only suffered minor injuries and was able to be treated at the Geelong hospital.
The Bannockburn man was the only one in his vehicle at the time of the collision and he was being questioned by police over the circumstances surrounding the collision.
Police believe his station wagon had been travelling west on the Hamilton Highway in Stonehaven when it collided with the white Holden sedan, which had been travelling east about 6pm.
A 29-year-old Reservoir man driving the sedan and a 27-year-old Reservoir woman, seated in the rear of the car, suffered minor injuries, police said.
A 25-year-old male passenger seated in the front of the sedan suffered serious injuries.
Police have asked for anyone who may have witnessed the incident to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or visit www.crimestoppers苏州美甲培训学校.au.
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