Police charge man after fatal single-vehicle car crash at Hurstville

A man has been charged 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 that a Toyota Corolla had crashed, trapping a 12-year-old boy under the vehicle.

Police have been told that the car allegedly failed to stop at a red light, hitting the boy as he was crossing the intersection of Lily Street and Forest Road.

The 12-year-old 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 36-year-old driver of the Corolla was arrested at the scene by officers from St George Police Area Command and taken to hospital for mandatory testing.

He was then taken to St George Police Station and charged with manslaughter, dangerous driving occasioning death, drive whilst disqualified and other traffic offences.

He was refused bail to appear before Parramatta Bail Court on Saturday 7 September 2019.

A crime scene was established and was 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.

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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