Four-year-old fatally struck by 4WD
A four-year-old boy is killed after being hit by a car while on holiday at Macmasters Beach on the central coast of NSW. Nine News.PT0M37S http://www.canberratimes.com.au/action/externalEmbeddedPlayer?id=d-30e79 620 349 January 7, 2014
A four-year-old boy has been hit by a four-wheel-drive and killed while on holiday at Macmasters Beach on the central coast.
Paramedics treated the boy at the scene on Monday evening and called for a helicopter but the boy died before it could arrive.
Police said the driver, a woman in her 60s, stopped the vehicle to help the child after the accident about 6pm.
She was taken to Gosford Hospital suffering from shock and will undergo the usual blood and urine tests.
A resident of Three Points Avenue, where the accident occurred, told Fairfax Media the boy was a member of a family holidaying at the beachside suburb.
“My husband was helping with the CPR as well," the resident, who wanted to remain anonymous, said.
"I don't believe the boy ever ... I think he died instantly. He had head injuries.”
An investigation is under way.
It is the fourth death on the state’s roads in less than 12 hours and the second involving a four-wheel-drive.
A 38-year-old motorcyclist was killed in a collision with a ute at Wetherill Park, western Sydney, about 2.45pm.
About midday, an elderly woman was fatally injured in a smash at Matraville, in the city’s south-east, when the Datsun she was travelling in was involved in a smash with an Audi four-wheel-drive.
On Monday morning, a truck driver was killed in a two-truck crash on the Hume Highway near Yass in southern NSW.
The 48-year-old Glenmore Park man died at the scene, police said, while the driver of the second truck was not injured.
Police will prepare a report on each crash for the coroner.
- with AAP