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1. A distraught mother has arrived on the scene just moments after her 17-month-old died after being hit by a car in Sydney.
Shreyan Thapa, 17-months-old was attended to at the scene by an off duty nurse and then paramedics but he could not be saved. Image via Facebook.
A toddler out walking with his great-grandmother has tragically died after being struck by a car in the Sydney suburb of Auburn.
The little boy and the older woman were hit by a sedan driven by a middle-aged P-plater. The vehicle eventually mounted the kerb and hit a brick wall.
Shreyan Thapa, 17-months-old was attended to at the scene by an off duty nurses aide and then paramedics but he could not be saved.
His great-grandmother Menuka suffered minor injuries.
The little boy’s mother Rojita Thapa arrived at the scene a short time after the crash.
Fairfax Media reports that a witness said the boy broke free from his great-grandmother's hand and ran onto the road, but police are investigating whether the car mounted the kerb and struck the boy.
The nurse’s aide who ran to the scene to assist, Mariam Zreika, 19, told media:
"I ran straight away over to the lady, trying to dodge cars," Ms Zreika said.
"She was just screaming and yelling and crying, she wouldn't let go of the baby.
"I asked her: 'Can I see if the baby is all right?'
"She was from a non-English speaking background, she wasn't understanding what I was saying to her. She had the baby tight on her chest.
"I thought, 'I need to see if the baby is alive.' We took him off her and put him on the floor."
Police have asked for anyone who saw the crash to come forward.
2. Teenage mother found guilty of assaulting her toddler so badly that the child sustained multiple bone fractures and severe internal injuries said it could have resulted from a “misguided smack.”
The court heard the little girl was possibly days or just hours from death.Image via IStock.
A South Australian court has heard that a mother who gave birth at 17 assaulted her two-year-old so badly that the little girl sustained multiple bone fractures, extensive bruising to her entire body, and severe internal injuries.
The woman and her partner have been found guilty of criminal neglect after being tried by a judge without a jury.
The Court heard that, despite the injuries, the girl’s mother and her partner did not seek medical attention for the two-year-old girl.
Her grandparents eventually took her to hospital in May 2013 unconscious and severely injured.
The court heard the little girl was possibly days or just hours from death.
The young mother denied assaulting the child and said the injuries could have resulted from falling in the bath, grabbing her arm, and a "misguided smack" reports the ABC.
Judge Jack Costello found both accused guilty of criminal neglect saying "all of her injuries resulted from impacts involving significant levels of force.” He said the toddler's mother inflicted the injuries.
"Having considered all the evidence. I am satisfied that [the mother] was the person who assaulted [the child] and that she did so with sufficient force to cause the internal injuries sustained by [the child]," Judge Costello said in his written judgment.