Mackay mum and bub fight through the night after crash

The community has rallied for the Camilleri family after mother Anita and daughter Aylah were involved in a head on crash on Thursday.
The community has rallied for the Camilleri family after mother Anita and daughter Aylah were involved in a head on crash on Thursday. Contributed

UPDATE FRIDAY 7AM: CLOSE to $15,000 has been raised for a Mackay mother and daughter involved in a head on crash yesterday. 

With Anita Camilleri and her two-year-old daughter Aylah suffering serious injuries following the accident on Mackay Eungella Rd, a GoFund Me page was created to support them. 

In less than 24 hours, 244 people have donated to the cause to raise $14,897, prompting fundraiser creator Rozanne Childs to thank the community. 

"Seriously every single person who have donated are absolute legends," Rozanne said. 

"I have increased it to $15,000 as we have hit the goal of $10000 in a short time. Thank you, thank you, thank you."

A Townsville Hospital spokeswoman said two-year-old Aylah was in a stable condition this morning and a Mackay Hospital spokeswoman said Anita was in a serious but stable condition. 

INITIAL: WITHIN just one hour $3630 has been raised to help the mother and daughter who were involved in head on crash on Mackay Eungella Rd.

Anita Camilleri and her two-year-old daughter Aylah were in a head on crash this morning where a 55-year-old man Fred Savage driving the other car died.

Aylah in a critical but stable condition has since been flown to Townsville Hospital by RACQ CQ Rescue.

Meanwhile, Anita is in a serious condition with pelvis and abdominal injuries at Mackay Base Hospital.

A GoFund Me page set up just hours after the accident asks the community to donate to the family to help Anita's husband to take time off work to care for their beautiful family.

"They have been through so much already and every cent will help get there recovery on track," the post read.

Police appeals for driver of third car to come forward

Police investigators are appealing for the driver of a car that may have witnessed this morning's fatal crash in Walkerston to come forward.

Queensland Police have this afternoon revealed that the ute, driven by a 55-year-old Hampden man, was attempting to overtake a vehicle when he crashed head on into the Toyta Hilux coming the other way, driven by a 31-year-old woman with her young child on board.

"Investigations have so far revealed that around 6.30am, an Isuzu Farrier ute was heading westbound on Mackay Eungella Road when it attempted to overtake a vehicle in front of it," a police statement read.

"When the vehicle crossed into the eastbound lanes to do so, it collided head on with a dual cab Toyota Hilux ute coming the other way."

Police confirmed a 31-year-old Mirani woman sustained significant internal injuries and was transported to Mackay Base Hospital.

"A 2-year-old Mirani girl who was also in the vehicle sustained a serious head injury and has been airlifted to Townsville Base Hospital.

"Police are urging the driver of the car that the ute was trying to overtake to contact police, as it did not stop. The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating the cause of the crash and information they have may be vital."

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