16-year-old boy dies after being struck by car at Shellharbour

A teenager has died after being struck by a car while crossing a road on his bike in the Lake Illawarra region today.

Just before 6pm (Tuesday 11 February 2020), emergency services attended Wattle Road, near Benson Avenue, Shellharbour City Centre, after receiving reports of a seriously injured 16-year-old boy.

Police have been told the teen was struck by a Nissan sedan as he crossed Wattle Road while riding his bike.

He sustained head and chest injuries and was treated at the scene, before being flown to Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick, in a critical condition, where he later died.

The female driver, aged 25, was not injured and participated in mandatory blood and urine testing.

A crime scene has been established and the Crash Investigation Unit will investigate the circumstances surrounding the crash.

Wattle Road remains partially closed at the intersection of Benson Avenue.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.

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