Boy dies after being struck by car at Hurstville

A boy has died, and a man is in custody following a fatal single-vehicle crash in Sydney’s south today.

About 8.40am (Friday 6 September 2019), emergency services were called to Forest Road, Hurstville, following reports a single-vehicle crashed, causing it to roll onto a pedestrian.

A 12-year-old boy was trapped under the vehicle and released a short time later.

He was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics before being taken to Sydney Children’s Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased upon arrival.

The driver of the vehicle, a 36-year-old man, was arrested at the scene by officers from St George Police Area Command and taken to hospital for mandatory testing.

A crime scene has been established and will be examined by officers from the Metropolitan Crash Investigation Unit.

As investigations into the circumstances surrounding the crash continue, anyone with dashcam footage is urged to contact Kogarah Police Station on (02) 8566 7499 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Motorists and pedestrians are being urged to avoid the area and check www.livetraffic.com for updates before travelling.

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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