Police have confirmed that two children, aged 11 and 12, have been injured after a vehicle crashed into the back of a farm in the Macneale town of Macnealing.
The child, who was taken to Macnealed Hospital, was in a critical condition.
The other child was taken by ambulance to Macnaghten Hospital, where he was in good condition.
NSW Ambulance Service said that both children were taken to hospital in serious condition.
A police spokeswoman said the vehicle, a four-wheel-drive vehicle, hit a barrier on the farm at about 8.15pm and hit a pole.
The police spokeswoman told the ABC the vehicle was driven by a 55-year-old woman and that she was driving the vehicle when the accident happened.
“The child suffered minor injuries to his lower body and the child sustained a minor injury to his upper body,” the spokeswoman said.
“She has been taken to the Macnaglin Hospital for further treatment.”
Police are still trying to determine the exact cause of the crash, but are confident that it was not a “careless” driving.
Macnaghte Mayor John Smith said he was “thrilled” the children were alright and that they were both from the Macleod community.
It’s a big tragedy, he said.
“The Macnahans have always been a strong community and I’m so proud to have them here, they’re our kids.”
Mr Smith said the area is renowned for its dairy farm, which has been a major tourist draw for the town for years.
He said the incident was “unprecedented” and he was hopeful the incident would not happen again.
Residents of the community have been in shock at the accident.
One woman who was in the town at the time, said she had been watching the fireworks display from her house when she saw a large vehicle driving into the community.
“I saw the lights and heard the crash,” she said.
She said she tried to call for help but she could not get through to anyone.
Another resident, who did not wish to be named, said the children and dog had been walking through the town when the incident happened.
“They were just walking around the neighbourhood,” he said of the children.
Mr Macnaughten said he did not know how the two children would be able to survive the crash without the aid of a child protective services team.
“We’ve been in contact with the kids and we’re hoping they’re alright, we’re doing everything we can to help them,” he told 7.30.