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Child dies after being hit by a car outside primary school

Macquarie National News

A child is dead is after being hit by a car outside a school in Sydney’s south.

A listener reported the incident to Alan Jones, just before 9am, telling him the boy was trapped underneath a car.

The witness said, “a person is wedged under the vehicle.”

Police say a 12-year-old boy was hit by a car on Forest Rd, outside Hurstville Public School.

Officers have been told the car allegedly failed to stop at a red light, hitting the boy as he was crossing an intersection.

He was taken to hospital in critical condition but pronounced dead on arrival.

The 36-year-old male driver has been charged with manslaughter and dangerous driving occasioning death while disqualified.

Acting Superintendent Craig James tells Ben Fordham a number of people tried to perform CPR on the boy before emergency services arrived.

“As a parent, I don’t know how [the family] will be feeling.

“It really has impacted a lot of people.”

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Macquarie National News