Girl, 15, is airlifted to hospital with head injuries after being struck by a car while crossing a road on her way to school
- Girl, 15, airlifted to hospital with head injuries after she was hit by car on Tuesday
- Was crossing busy intersection on Sydney’s northern beaches on way to school
- Treated for head injuries before flown by CareFlight in stable condition
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A teenage girl has been airlifted to hospital after she was hit by a car while walking to school.
The student, 15, was crossing the intersection of Warringah Road and Forest Way at Frenchs Forest on Sydney’s northern beaches just before 8am on Tuesday morning when she was struck by a car and knocked unconscious.
NSW Ambulance paramedics initially treated the girl at the scene while waiting for the CareFlight rapid response rescue helicopter to arrive.
The girl was struck by a car at a busy intersection in Frenchs Forest on her way to school
‘NSW Police were also on scene assisting while bystanders had offered their jackets to keep the girl warm,’ a CareFlight statement read.
CareFlight’s specialist doctor and critical care paramedic provided further treatment at the scene for head injuries.
The girl also suffered non life-threatening injuries to her back and pelvis.
The girl was flown to The Children’s Hospital at Westmead in a stable condition.
Two of the three southbound lanes at Forest Way were closed, causing heavy traffic delays.
CareFlight airlifted the teen to The Children’s Hospital in Westmead in a stable condition
An onlooker described the incident as ‘terrible’.
‘The schoolgirl was clipped by a car near the lights,’ she told the Manly Daily.
A NSW Police spokeswoman told Daily Mail Australia the incident wasn’t a hit and run and that girl regained consciousness at the scene.
Police spoke with the 60-year-old female driver of a Hyundai sedan at the scene.
Inquiries into the incident are continuing.
Anyone with information or dash-cam vision is urged to call Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000