Horror as a 10-year-old boy is rushed to hospital after being hit by a car in a leafy suburb – as the driver undergoes mandatory drug testing
- Boy, 10, hit by ute at Pittwater Road near Balgowlah Road, Manly on Friday
- He was flown to Sydney Children’s Hospital at Randwick in a critical condition
- Male driver taken to Northern Beaches Hopsital for mandatory drug testing
A 10-year-old boy is fighting for his life after being struck by a ute on Friday afternoon.
He was hit on Pittwater Road near Balgowlah Road, Manly about 3.40pm.
The boy suffered severe head injuries and had to be placed in an induced coma before being flown by helicopter to the Sydney Children’s Hospital at Randwick, NSW Ambulance said.
Police said the male driver of the ute had been taken to Northern Beaches Hospital for mandatory testing.
A 10 year old boy is fighting for his life after being struck by a ute on Sydney’s Northern Beaches on Friday afternoon.
He was hit around 3.40pm and had to be placed in an induced coma and airlifted to Sydney Children’s Hospital at Randwick
Paramedics said the accident, at Pittwater Road near Balgowlah Road, Manly, occurred at a low speed emphasizing how careful drivers need to be
‘This was a really difficult scene for all emergency services,’ said Eddie Freitas, NSW Ambulance spokesman.
‘Anytime someone so young is involved it really hits home for our paramedics.’
Six emergency crews were dispatched to the scene.
They included two inspectors, two intensive care paramedics and a rescue helicopter.
‘Even though it’s believed this accident happened at a relatively low speed, it just goes to show how careful drivers and pedestrians needs to be on our roads,’ Mr Freitas said.
According to Life Traffic NSW, Pittwater Rd was still closed in both directions between Balgowlah Road and Collingwood Street and traffic was heavy in the area.