Incident involving car and pedestrians in Sydney ‘not deliberate’, police say

UPDATE at 1:10 PM | POLICE have confirmed an incident involving a car hitting pedestrians in Sydney was an accident and not a deliberate act.

In a statement released minutes ago, a NSW Police spokesperson said two pedestrians had been struck by a car following a two-car crash in Darlington.

It happened on the corner of Lawson and Abercrombie streets around 12.30pm.


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“As a result of the crash, one of the cars has mounted the kerb and struck two pedestrians,” the statement said. “The incident is not being treated as a deliberate act.”

Thankfully, police said the pedestrians’ injuries were not considered life-threatening.

Their ages and genders were not immediately known.

It’s understood the drivers of the vehicles involved in the initial crash sustained only minor injuries.

The NSW Ambulance Service confirmed six crews were initially dispatched to the scene and said paramedics were assessing three patients.

Officers from Redfern Police Area Command are investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash and are urging anyone with information to come forward.

No further information was available at the time of writing.

FIRST at 1:00 PM | AT least two people have been injured after being hit by a car in Sydney.

The incident is believed to have occurred on Lawson Street in Darlington around 12.20pm.

The NSW Ambulance Service said six crews had been dispatched to the scene.

A spokesperson for the Service said paramedics were assessing three patients.

Early reports suggest the incident was an accident and not a deliberate act.

No further information was available at the time of writing.

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