Boy, 16, charged after woman carjacked, ripped from driver’s seat and dragged along road

A WOMAN has been dragged along a road while hanging head-first out of her car after being carjacked, allegedly by a 16-year-old boy in Sydney’s west.

Police said the 65-year-old woman was set upon in a car park outside a fast food restaurant on Richmond Road at Blacktown about 10.15pm on Tuesday.

The woman was reportedly getting into her vehicle, a Mazda 3, when a 16-year-old boy walked up and dragged her out of the driver’s seat, police said.


It’s alleged the boy then got in the Mazda and drove off while the woman was still hanging out of the car.

“The woman was dragged along the roadway for about 20 metres before being thrown free,” police said.

The teen continued driving, leaving the injured woman on the roadway with lacerations to her head and limbs. She was transported to Blacktown Hospital for treatment.

Officers found the woman’s Mazda 3 parked on Greenwood Drive about 12.30am, while the boy who allegedly took it was located in Redfern, 42 kilometres away.

It’s understood the boy drew the attention of police after getting into a fight with a male on Gibbons St.

It’s alleged he still had the Mazda keys in his possession.

The teen has since been charged with a list of serious offences, including aggravated assault with intent to take and drive motor vehicle – inflict actual bodily harm and driving unlicensed.

He was also charged with breaching bail and having suspected stolen goods in custody.

The 16-year-old was held in custody overnight and due to appear in Surry Hills Children’s Court today.

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