Toddler injured in Mount Magnet crash “stable” in Perth Children’s Hospital

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File picture: police close a Mid West street following an incident.
Camera IconFile picture: police close a Mid West street following an incident. Credit: Liam Beatty/Mid West Times

Police have appealed for witnesses to a serious accident in Mount Magnet to come forward after a two-year-old girl was struck by a car on Saturday.

Major Crash Investigators arrived in Mount Magnet the following day to conduct inquiries into the incident.

A WA Police spokesperson said the accident was believed to have occurred on Priestley Street just before 11am, when a reversing black Mazda sedan struck the child on the road.

“About 1.20pm, police were called to the Mount Magnet Nursing Post in relation to an injured child,” they said, adding the girl suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries.

The two-year-old was flown to Perth Children’s Hospital on Saturday afternoon by the Royal Flying Doctor Service. On Tuesday, a spokeswoman for the hospital said the girl remained in a stable condition.

“She’s currently with us in a stable condition and will likely remain here for the next few days,” she said.

Police say a teenage girl, who was driving the vehicle at the time, is cooperating with the investigation, but have appealed for members of the public with footage of the incident to come forward.

“Anyone with information regarding this crash is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000,” the spokesperson said.

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