A 12-year-old boy is struggling for his life after being hit by a car and pinned against a tree in Kingsford, in Sydney’s south-east following a car crash.
Emergency services were summoned to the crossroads of Gardeners Road and Bunnerong Road in Kingsford at about 3.40 p.m. today.
According to the New South Wales (NSW) Police Force, rescue teams rushed following reports that a car climbed a footpath. It trapped a teenage boy between the car and a tree.
The boy was freed 40 minutes later when he had suffered terrible injuries in the crash. The authorities have taken the injured boy to Sydney Children’s Hospital in critical condition. The car driver was not hurt as he was also transferred to Prince of Wales Hospital for mandatory testing.
Footage recorded at 4 p.m. at the scene shows a white automobile with a red P-plate on the walkway alongside Gardeners Road.
There were also dozens of police officers, an ambulance, and a police rescue vehicle on the scene. The automobile was spotted within meters of a bus stop and a pedestrian crossing while one officer chatted with a group of schoolchildren seated nearby.
A crime scene has been secured and will be investigated by specialized police. Major traffic delays continue following the accident and drivers are advised to avoid the incident area.
Anyone who witnessed the crash or possesses a dashcam or cell phone footage is asked to call Maroubra Police Station or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
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