A teenager is reportedly in a critical condition after he was hit by a car this morning in Sydney’s north west.
The accident happened just before 7:30am when he was walking along Burdekin Road in Quakers Hill, a NSW Ambulance spokesperson stated.
Bystanders performed CPR on the boy before five crews were dispatched to the scene including a rescue helicopter.
“Upon arrival, paramedics treated a teenage boy for head injuries,” a spokesperson said.
“He was transported by road to meet the helicopter, where the specialist medical team were dropped off and continue to treat the boy at the scene.”
NSW Ambulance duty operations manager Peter Van Praag told News.com.au that it’s a particularly tough experience when a child is involved.
“But going to a job where a child is involved is simply gut-wrenching. It was extremely upsetting for the first responders on scene.”
He added, “Both drivers and pedestrians need to be aware on the roads — we all need to share and look up and look out for one another.”