Child dies after being hit by car

UPDATE @ 3.00 PM | A CHILD has died after being hit by a car in northern NSW today.

The nine-year-old girl was struck on Cameron Road, at McLeans Ridges, around 9.30am.

She was treated at the scene by paramedics for critical injuries before being rushed to Lismore Base Hospital.


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NSW Police confirmed in a statement a short time ago that the young girl has sadly passed away.

The driver of the car, a 54-year-old man, was also taken to Lismore Base Hospital for mandatory blood and urine tests, and to be treated for shock.

A crime scene has since been established, which is being examined by forensic police.

Officers from the Crash Investigation Unit are also on scene conducting inquiries.

Police say Cameron Road is expected to be closed for several hours with motorists being urged to use alternative routes.

EARLIER @ 11.00 AM | A child is in a critical condition after being hit by a car in northern NSW.

The nine-year-old girl is believed to have been struck on Cameron Road at McLeans Ridges, about 10km east of Lismore, at 10.00am today.

The youngster was treated at the scene by paramedics before being rushed to Lismore Base Hospital where she is understood to be in a critical condition.

The driver of the sedan, a man, was also taken to Lismore Base Hospital for mandatory blood and urine tests, and to be treated for shock.

A crime scene has been established which is currently being examined by forensic police.

Any witnesses are being urged to come forward.

If you have information for Police, please contact NSW Police on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day. 

You can report also information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via nsw.crimestoppers.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

Shanee is a full-time Digital Journalist and Social Media Content Producer. In 2014, Shanee graduated from Griffith University’s Gold Coast Campus with a Bachelor of Communications majoring in Journalism, Public Relations and Marketing. Since joining 1029 Hot Tomato, Shanee has been keeping you up to date with breaking news and everything Gold Coast on myGC. Shanee also writes and photographs for Peony & Page, a personal home, style and travel blog & Instagram alias she founded in 2015.

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