Serious pedestrian crash - Kingsford

Tuesday, 21 November 2023 04:48:09 PM

A child has been seriously injured after being struck by a vehicle in Sydney’s east.

About 3.40pm today (Tuesday 21 November 2023), emergency services responded to reports that a car had mounted a footpath, pinning a 12-year-old boy between the vehicle and a tree at the intersection of Gardeners Road and Bunnerong Road, Kingsford.

The child was released by officers from the Police Rescue Squad about 40 minutes later.

He has been taken to Sydney Children’s Hospital in a serious condition by NSW Ambulance paramedics.

The driver – 17-year-old male – was uninjured. He has been taken to Prince of Wales Hospital for mandatory testing.

Officers from Eastern Beaches Police Area Command have secured a crime scene which will be examined by specialist police.

Major traffic delays are being experienced and motorists are urged to avoid the area.

Police are urging anyone who may have witnessed the crash – or has any available dashcam/mobile phone footage – to contact Maroubra Police Station or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.