Child dies in single-vehicle crash, NSW

A child has died following a single-vehicle crash in Newcastle this afternoon.

Shortly before 1pm, emergency services were called to McCaffrey Drive, New Lambton Heights, following reports a Holden statesman had lost control and collided with a power pole.

A girl was treated on the scene by an off-duty nurse and NSW Ambulance paramedics before being taken to John Hunter Children’s Hospital, where she died a short time later.

A woman was trapped in the vehicle before being freed and taken to John Hunter Hospital; her condition is unknown.

The male driver has been taken to the Mater Hospital for mandatory testing.

An investigation into the circumstances surrounding the crash has been launched.

Anyone who may have dashcam footage in the area around the time is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or Information is treated in strict confidence.

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