1. Car reversing death
After the death of a 20-month old boy in Sydney on Friday from head injuries after he walked behind a reversing car in the driveway of his family home, doctors have called for reversing cameras to be fitted to all new cars and for driveways to be fenced off.
His mother was reportedly driving the car.
NSW opposition health spokesman Andrew McDonald, a paediatrician told the SMH that
“Modern vehicles have astoundingly poor sight lines.”
He said it was not realistic to retrospectively fit cameras to all cars, but he called on the federal government to move towards having cameras in all new cars.
NRMA Insurance research manager Robert McDonald said blind spots on SUVs were no worse than sedans and other vehicles but SUVs were often involved in these accidents because they were a common family car.
2. Mother arrested over toddler death
The mother of a missing three-year-old boy has been charged in connection with the death of her son after his body was found in Scotland.
News of the search for Mikaeel Kular made international headlines over the past week with his mother telling police he had gone missing overnight last Thursday.
For more read this post here. “ Three-year old Mikaeel Kular found dead.”
3. Daniel Morcome trial
The parents of Daniel Morcombe – and his two brothers Dean and Bradley – will be amoung the first witnesses to take the stand in the trial of Brett Peter Cowan next month according to the Courier Mail.
Daniel was 13 when it is alleged he disappeared from an unofficial bus stop on December 7, 2003.
4. Mother accused of punching baby
A Townsville mother will appear in court today to face a charge of assault occasioning bodily harm.
The mother allegedly punched her five-month old baby after it wouldn’t stop crying in its pram.
The baby girl was in hospital yesterday in a stable condition recovering from facial injuries.