Six-year-old boy crushed to death in Carlingford

A BOY, 6, was killed yesterday after being hit by a car outside a childcare centre on Rickard Road, Carlingford.

At 9.20am police and paramedics were called to the scene where the young boy was pinned between a white SUV and the fence of the centre.

Police said the boy was on the footpath when the car entered the driveway of the childcare centre.

His cousin, 4, was taken to The Children's Hospital at Westmead for treatment for a fractured pelvis.

The boy was walking with his 38-year-old mother — both visiting from Malaysia — and his two female cousins aged four and six. The older girl is a Carlingford Public School pupil.

The mother was also taken to hospital but her injuries could not be confirmed by police.

The driver, a Carlingford mother, 46, was treated for shock. She had two school-age children in the car at the time of the collision. They were not injured.

Ryde local area commander Superintendent John Duncan said the cause of the accident would be determined by the coroner.

"The accident was in the early morning with quite a few parents dropping kids off at school and heavy traffic conditions," he said.

"This is a tragedy indeed and is a timely reminder for everyone to take their time on the road."

Police are investigating if speed or alcohol were factors in the incident.

Witnesses are urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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