Child recovering in hospital after being run over outside NSW primary school

A NINE-year-old boy is recovering in hospital after being run over by a car outside a primary school in Sydney.

The child was struck by a Toyota Hi-ace on Shropshire Street in the city’s southwest around 8.50am on Monday.

The boy was treated by paramedics at the scene before he was taken to the Children’s Hospital at Westmead.


Police said initial investigations indicated the vehicle was travelling at low speed and the child was transported to hospital in a stable condition.

The 70-year-old man who was behind the wheel of the car was not physically injured. He stopped to render assistance and passed a roadside breath test.

Police are investigating circumstances surrounding the incident and are reminding motorists and students to take extra care around bus and school zones.