Baby critical after Mercedes on Mercedes crash

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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a serious collision that occurred in Phillip yesterday afternoon (Sunday, 3 August).

Around 5.45pm police attended the scene at Melrose Drive, between Hindmarsh Drive and Botany Street, after reports of a head-on collision between a white Mercedes and silver Mercedes.

The driver and single occupant of the silver Mercedes was not injured as a result of the collision.

The driver and adult passenger of the white Mercedes were conveyed to The Canberra Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. However, the infant passenger of the white Mercedes sustained a head injury and was transported to The Canberra Hospital. Her condition is listed as critical.

The incident is currently being investigated by the Collision Investigation Reconstruction Team (CIRT).

Anyone who may have witnessed the collision and has yet to speak to police is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via

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  1. Why do accident reports never say if the passengers were wearing seat belts or in this case if the baby was in a capsule? It would be useful feedback to the community.

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