WHEN Rockhampton's Kelly Williams awoke from surgery after a horror car accident this week, she realised she would have to say goodbye to her baby boy.
Kelly, along with her four-year-old son Taylen and six-year-old son Zeith, were travelling in a four-wheel-drive at Bouldercombe on Sunday September 18 when it was struck head-on by a car travelling north on the Burnett Highway about 1.30pm.
On Tuesday Queensland Police confirmed Taylen had passed away as a result of his injuries in Rockhampton Hospital where he had remained in a critical condition since the crash.
Kelly's sister Reen Lindenberg this week started up a Go Fund Me page for the family.
Around $2600 had been raised by over 45 people so far, taking a large chunk out of the page's $10,000 goal.
Speaking to the Morning Bulletin today, Reen said her sister was still recovering from her own injuries.
"My sister went for surgery... as she wasn't doing to well and was told when she woke up she had to turn the life support off on her baby boy at 4 years of age,” she said.
"So my sister and nephew really need this Go Fund Me as she is still in hospital (and) her 6-year-old is home with myself and his Nan and Pop-pop.”
A Queensland Police spokesman said the Rockhampton Forensic Crash Unit was investigating the cause and details of the crash.
Kelly remains in a stable condition at the Rockhampton Hospital.
A 27-year-old Kawana woman, who was in the vehicle with Kelly and her sons, also remains in a stable condition.
The 25-year-old Park Avenue woman who was driving the car travelling south, sustained life-threatening injuries including two fractured arms, two fractured legs, internal injuries, a suspected fractured jaw and spinal injuries as a result of the crash.
On Sunday night she underwent surgery in Rockhampton Hospital but was airlifted to the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital for further treatment.
To donate to Kelly and Zeith, visit gofundme.com/2qgcnrzs or click here