Child critical after being hit by car at Cessnock, NSW

A child has been critically injured after being hit by a car at Cessnock tonight.

An eight-year-old boy sustained severe head injuries when he was struck by a sedan on Allandale Road, Cessnock, about 8pm (Friday 1 February 2019).

Family members rendered assistance until paramedics arrived and took the child to John Hunter Hospital; he’s reported to be in a critical condition.

The driver of the sedan, a 55-year-old man, has been taken to Cessnock Hospital for mandatory testing.

Allandale Road will be closed for some hours while Crime Scene officers examine the location.

Police from Hunter Valley Police District are speaking with witnesses.

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