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Mother and son hit while crossing road at traffic lights in Sydney

  • A mother and son were hit crossing at the traffic lights outside a shopping centre
  • Distressed mother was led away shouting at the female driver of a Toyota Camry
  • Witnesses said they saw the car allegedly running a red light before the crash
  • The 5-year-old is in a serious condition with lower leg fractures and head injuries
  • Metropolitan Crash Investigation Unit to conduct investigation on car and driver

A mother and her five-year-old son were sent flying off the bonnet of a car after the female driver allegedly ran a red light and slammed into the pair.

The mother-son duo were crossing at the traffic lights outside Bankstown Plaza in Sydney’s west before they were hit by a Toyota Camry just after 8am.

The boy’s mother, 30, was incredibly distressed, shouting at the female driver as she was dragged away from the scene with injuries of her own, Nine News reported. 

The boy was taken to the Children’s Hospital at Westmead where he was treated for lower leg fractures and head injuries and remains in a serious but stable condition. 

A mother and her five-year-old son were hit by a car as the pair were crossing at the traffic lights outside Bankstown Plaza in Sydney’s west (pictured)

The pair were crossing at the traffic lights outside Bankstown Plaza in Sydney's west before they were hit by a Toyota Camry just after 8am

The pair were crossing at the traffic lights outside Bankstown Plaza in Sydney’s west before they were hit by a Toyota Camry just after 8am

Witnesses said they saw the car allegedly running a red light before it slammed into the pedestrians, Nine News reported.

NSW Ambulance paramedics treated the boy at the scene as police spoke to the driver. 

His mother was taken to Westmead Hospital with abdominal injuries and is now in a stable condition.  

The female driver of the car was uninjured and taken to Bankstown Hospital for mandatory blood and urine testing, NSW police told Daily Mail Australia. 

The Metropolitan Crash Investigation Unit will conduct an investigation into the incident and the car is expected to be taken for forensic investigation.

The pair were crossing at the traffic lights on the intersection of Rickard Road and Lady Cutler Avenue in Bankstown (pictured)

The pair were crossing at the traffic lights on the intersection of Rickard Road and Lady Cutler Avenue in Bankstown (pictured)

The boy was taken to the Children's Hospital at Westmead where he was treated for lower leg fractures and head injuries after a crash outside Bankstown Plaza in Sydney's west (pictured)

The boy was taken to the Children’s Hospital at Westmead where he was treated for lower leg fractures and head injuries after a crash outside Bankstown Plaza in Sydney’s west (pictured)



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