Man seriously injured after being runover by driverless car

A man has been rushed to hospital with severe head and chest injuries after a car rolled on top of him at Castle Hill, in Sydney’s north-west this afternoon.

The horrific accident happened outside a house on Yaringa Road just before 1.30pm.

Police said the 56-year-old man was struck by a driverless car as it rolled down a hill towards him.


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It’s understood the vehicle had been parked in the street when it all of a sudden started to roll backwards.

The man reportedly tried to stop the vehicle but instead became trapped underneath it.

The scene of the accident in Castle Hill PHOTO: Twitter / @MyCareFlight

The scene of the accident in Castle Hill PHOTO: Twitter / @MyCareFlight

He was trapped for some time before being released by emergency services.

CareFlight’s rapid response helicopter was also dispatched to the scene.

It landed on a roundabout in the street with a specialist doctor and intensive care paramedic on board.

Ambulance officers and CareFlight paramedics worked frantically to keep the man alive before he was rushed by ambulance to Westmead Hospital in a critical condition.

The CareFlight rescue helicopter was dispatched to the scene PHOTO: CareFlight / Facebook

The CareFlight rescue helicopter was dispatched to the scene PHOTO: CareFlight / Facebook

A CareFlight spokesperson said the man was intubated at the scene.

It’s understood he suffered extensive head and chest injuries.

Officers from Castle Hill Local Area Command are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident.

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