Child seriously injured when car hits sidewalk in Sydney

A 12-year-old boy is fighting for his life after being hit by a car that drove onto a footpath in Sydney’s east.

The car drove onto the footpath at the junction of Gardeners Rd and Bunnerong Rd in Kingsford at around 3.40pm on Tuesday, pinning the boy against a tree.

The little boy was trapped for about 40 minutes before rescue workers were able to free him.

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He was taken to Sydney Children’s Hospital in a serious condition.

NSW Police officers work at the scene of an accident in Kingsford, Sydney on Tuesday, November 21, 2023. (AAP Image/Darren Walton) NO ARCHIVED, PICTURE BY JOURNALIST Credit: DARREN WALTON/AAPIMAGE

The 17-year-old driver of the car was not injured.

He was taken to the Prince of Wales Hospital for mandatory tests.

Footage taken at the scene around 4pm showed a white car with a red P number plate on the footpath along Gardeners Road.

Dozens of police officers, an ambulance and a police rescue vehicle were also on site.

The car could be seen just meters from a bus stop and pedestrian crossing while an officer spoke to a group of schoolchildren sitting nearby.

A crime scene has been secured and is being investigated by special police.

James Brien

James Brien is a 24ssports U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. James Brien joined 24ssports in 2021 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: jamesbrien@24ssports.com.

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