Child rushed to hospital after being hit by van in Sydney

A young girl has been rushed to hospital after being hit by a van in Sydney’s south west.

Emergency crews rushed to Horsley Drive in Smithfield about 3.40pm on Tuesday after receiving reports a six-year-old girl had been struck by a vehicle.

The youngster was treated at the scene by paramedics for head injuries before being taken to The Children’s Hospital at Westmead where she remains in a critical but stable condition.


The driver of the van, a 55-year-old man, was taken to Fairfield Hospital for mandatory testing.

Investigations into the crash are ongoing.