Driver charged after mother, child hit by car while crossing road

A motorist has been charged after a woman and child were hit by a car while crossing a road in Bankstown.

It’s understood the mother and her six-year-old son were on a marked crossing at the intersection of Rickard Road and Lady Cutler Avenue, when they were struck by a Toyota Camry about 8.15am on Monday.

The young boy was treated at the scene by paramedics before being taken to The Children’s Hospital at Westmead with leg and shoulder fractures, and facial lacerations.


His 35-year-old mother was taken to Westmead Hospital where she was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the vehicle, a 32-year-old woman, was not injured and was taken to Bankstown Hospital for mandatory blood and urine testing.

She has since been charged with dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm – drive manner dangerous, and negligent driving occasioning grievous bodily harm.

The woman was granted conditional bail to appear at Bankstown Local Court on Wednesday 18 April.

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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