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.
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.