This is a developing story and we will be updating this post when more information becomes available.
Update 12.43pm: The coroner has opened an inquest into the deaths of a family of 6 who were in a midwifery car crash at a local shopping centre.
The inquest will be held at Newcastle Local Court at 1pm AEST on Monday.
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Update 11.30am: ABC News has spoken to the woman who was driving the car in which the women died, who says she is “devastated” by the incident.
“The lady in the car has got nothing to do with this.
She just wants people to know that she was a midwives and that she cares for the people who are in that car and the families who are involved with it,” the woman said.
She says the woman is not involved in the Midwifemakers and Midwives of Australia.
This woman says the car she was driving in the crash was a blue Hyundai, not a red Hyundai.
A family of three and their baby have been killed in a Midwife car crash in Newcastle, with the woman driving A man in his 30s was in critical condition after he was airlifted to hospital after a fatal crash involving two midwives, police said on Sunday.
Police said the crash happened at about 3.15pm on Sunday in a busy shopping area of Newcastle’s CBD.
In a statement, police commissioner Mike Ryan said two midwoms and two midwife paramedics were working at the scene.
He said the driver of the car involved was the woman’s daughter, who was a family friend of the women.
Police have not yet released the names of the midwives involved.
Police said no charges have been laid.
An investigation into the crash is ongoing.
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