Boy on bike hit by car near Wollongong, NSW

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A boy has been hospitalised after he was hit by a car while riding a bike near Wollongong this afternoon, NSW Police say.

Just after 3pm today, emergency services were called to Siltstone Avenue, Horsley, after a five-year-old boy riding a bike was struck by a Nissan Patrol.

Police have been told the boy was riding on the footpath with other children, when he went onto the road and was hit.

The boy was treated by NSW Ambulance Paramedics before being airlifted to Sydney Children’s Hospital at Randwick.

The driver of the car, a man aged in his 30s, was uninjured. He was taken to Shellharbour Hospital for mandatory blood and urine testing.

Officers from Lake Illawarra Local Area Command attended and a crime scene was established.

Inquiries into the incident are continuing.

Anyone with information is urged to come forward.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers.

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