A five-year-old boy survived a fatal Hunter Valley crash while his father, grandfather and a real estate agent accompanying them died in the mishap.

The family has requested local authorities to maintain “peace and privacy” at this stage as the boy is completely in shock after the incident. The members said that it is quite a difficult time for them. “Yesterday our family suddenly lost a father and a grandfather,” the statement from the family released on Tuesday stated.

“Our son, who thankfully sustained non-life threatening injuries, is understandably shaken and it is our family’s number one priority to be there and care for him as he recovers. As we support our son through his recovery we are also grieving the loss of two loved ones.”

The authorities believe that the car, before coming to rest, might have plunged 200m off a “cliff” from its track. According to reports gathered from neighbors, heavy rain made the hilly land dangerous for a drive, especially for someone who is unfamiliar with the narrow routes.

The ABC stated that the family possibly went to look for suitable properties in the east of Scone, Sydney. When the car did not return to the real estate agency, it sent another car to search for all of them. The toddler was found wandering about with a broken arm after the mishap.

Police confirmed that they found the dead bodies of the three people at the scene. On the other hand, they airlifted the boy to the Scone Hospital and then transferred him to Newcastle’s John Hunter Hospital via an ambulance. The boy is now in a stable condition.

The real estate agent who died in the Hunter Valley crash has been identified as Adam O’Regan, a reputed agent. The charge of the case will be transferred to a coroner. Police have already started to prepare a report for the same.