Four residents were taken to hospital and another two were treated for minor injuries in Wollongong after two separate incidents involving vehicles hitting pedestrians Wednesday afternoon.
Both incidents occurred near public schools, police said.
A 30-year-old woman were not injured behind the wheel of her car, which mounted the footpath out of control and hit four parents waiting for their children from school in Church Street around 3pm.
Two of the parents – a man aged in his 40s and a woman aged in her 30s were taken to Wollongong Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries while the others were treated at the scene for minor injuries.
Police said no schoolchildren were injured.
In a separate incident, a short time later, police were called to Fairy Avenue at Fairy Meadow, where they found a six-year-old boy and his mother injured.
The pair were hit by a car while crossing the road near the Good Samaritan Catholic Primary School.
They taken to Wollongong Hospital in a stable condition.
Police from Wollongong Local Area Command are investigating both incidents and ask that anyone with information contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.