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1. Two children hit by cars in separate incidents.
Two toddlers have been hit by cars after two separate incidents in NSW.
In Northern NSW a toddler was accidentally run over by his father, while he was fixing a car. The 19-month-old has been airlifted to the Gold Coast for specialist care.
His 44-year-old father was repairing a car at Kyogle in NSW on Wednesday afternoon when he tried to clutch-start it but the vehicle rolled backwards over his 19-month-old son.
The man gave his son first aid before paramedics arrived.
The boy was initially taken to Kyogle hospital with abdominal injuries and lacerations before being been moved to Lismore Hospital.
He was flown to the Gold Coast University Hospital just before 9am on Thursday in a stable condition.
Meanwhile a toddler has serious injuries after he was hit by a car outside a school in the New South Wales Central Tablelands. The 18-month-old boy was hit by a reversing Commodore wagon in Bathurst about 5pm yesterday outside the All Saints’ College.
He was been airlifted to the Children’s Hospital at Westmead.
A police spokesman told the ABC that the driver of the car was not related to the child.
A crime scene had been established at the school on Eglinton Road and investigations were continuing.
2. Murdered Adelaide mum was due to face court after she beat her son with a broom.
Adelaide mother, Adeline Rigney-Wilson who was murdered along with her two children allegedly by her partner was due to face court after she had been charged with the assault of her child.
The bodies of Adeline Rigney-Wilson, 29, her daughter Amber, 6 and son Korey, 5 were found in a home in the rural suburb of Hillier on Monday.
Steven Graham Peet, 30, was arrested and charged with three counts of murder, and did not apply for bail at a brief court hearing on Tuesday.
The couple had only been living together for a few months.
Nine News reports that Ms Rigney-Wilson had been charged with the assault of one of her children, and was due to face court this month.
She had allegedly beaten the boy with a broom and tried to drown him almost two years ago.
Families SA had been involved with the Rigney-Wilson family for years, and had contact with the family on the day of their death.
Earlier this week Chief Inspector Alby Quinn said police were not looking for anyone else in relation to the murders.