Police charge man after toddler’s leg broken – Cardiff

A man has been charged after a toddler’s leg was broken in the Hunter yesterday.

Around 10am on Thursday 16 November 2023, emergency services were called to a shopping centre on Main Road, Cardiff, following reports of an injured child.

Police were told a man riding an electric scooter had lost control before the scooter crashed into the toddler.

The man immediately retrieved his scooter and left the scene.

NSW Ambulance paramedics treated the four-year-girl for a broken leg and a laceration to her face, before taking her to John Hunter Hospital in a stable condition, where she underwent surgery.

Following inquiries and a public appeal for information, officers from Lake Macquarie Police District arrested a man at Belmont Police Station, around 12.30pm today (Friday 17 November 2023).

The 37-year-old was charged with grievous bodily harm by negligent act (vehicle) and ride electric scooter on footpath.

The man was granted conditional bail to appear at Belmont Local Court on Wednesday 29 November 2023.

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