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Pedestrians hit by car in Carlingford, Sydney, with both rushed to hospital

School boy, 17, is killed and his friend is rushed to hospital after 90-year-old driver runs into the pair on the footpath leaving them pinned beneath her Mitsubishi

  • Boy, 17, has died while his classmate is in hospital after they were hit by a car
  • Woman, 90, was driving a silver Mitsubishi when she collided with the pair 
  • The woman has been taken to Westmead Hospital for mandatory testing 

A 17-year-old schoolboy has died and his classmate has been rushed to hospital after a car ploughed into them.

A silver Mitsubishi, driven by a 90-year-old woman, collided with the pair on Rembrandt Street, Carlingford, in Sydney’s north-west, at about 11.20am on Thursday, and also smashed into a van.

One of the boys was reportedly pinned underneath the car while another was taken to Westmead Hospital on a stretcher.

The driver was taken to Westmead Hospital for mandatory testing.

Paramedics, firefighters and police were all called to the scene. 

Police are urging anyone who witnessed the crash to come forward. 

Two pedestrians have been hit, with one suffering fatal injuries, by a silver Mitsubishi in Carlingford, in Sydney’s north west on Thursday 

Footage from the scene showed a number of paramedics, police officers and firefighters attending to the crash.

A white sheet could be seen pinned to the front of the van the Mitsubishi crashed into.

The video also showed what looked like an elderly woman being stretchered into an ambulance before the van drove away under lights and sirens. 

The crash triggered chaos across the suburb of Carlingford with a police helicopter circling the area following the incident.

One patient is seen being carried into an ambulance on a stretcher

One patient is seen being carried into an ambulance on a stretcher 

Paramedics and firefighters were called to the scene in Carlingford in Sydney

Paramedics and firefighters were called to the scene in Carlingford in Sydney

Carlingford Court, the suburb’s main shopping centre, also sits on Rembrant St, the same place the crash occurred.

Residents took to a local Facebook group to discuss the tragedy and said the entrance to the shopping centre carpark was closed briefly due to the crash.

‘One of drivers went past there…said it didnt look good for the person trapped under the vehicle,’ one person wrote.

‘So sad for the people involved and their families, and just before Christmas,’ another person wrote.

NSW Police confirmed it was investigating the incident.

‘Officers from Ryde Police Area Command have established a crime scene, which will be examined by specialist officers attached to the Crash Investigation Unit,’ NSW Police said in a statement. 

The silver Mitsubishi crashed into the pedestrians and a white van

The silver Mitsubishi crashed into the pedestrians and a white van

One pedestrian was killed during the accident on Thursday

One pedestrian was killed during the accident on Thursday 

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