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Vic: Toddler critical, mother charged after head-on smash

04 Dec 2008 1:41 AM

MELBOURNE, Dec 3 AAP - A toddler is in a critical condition and his mother has been charged with drink driving after a head-on collision in Melbourne's outer-east.

Police allege a car driven by a woman named by the Herald Sun newspaper as Amanda Korver, 25, collided head-on with another car at My Evelyn on Tuesday evening.

Her 23-month-old son was flown to the Royal Children's Hospital in a critical condition.

His mother was arrested at the hospital and later charged with negligently causing serious injury, exceeding the blood alcohol limit and perverting the course of justice, the Herald Sun said.

Her boyfriend was also charged with perverting the course of justice, the newspaper said.

The driver of the other car, a young woman, suffered leg injuries and was taken to Royal Melbourne Hospital while an 18-year-old male passenger was treated at Maroondah Hospital and released.