A 13-year-old boy who was hit by a delivery truck in Sydney’s southwest last week has died in hospital.
He had just stepped off a school bus in Appin when he was struck about 3.30pm last Wednesday.
Emergency services were called to the intersection of Church St and Appin Rd, where they found the boy who had sustained a fractured skull.
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CCTV from a nearby house captured the young boy lying on the ground after being hit.
“The boy was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics on scene before he was taken to the Children’s Hospital at Westmead in a critical condition,” NSW Police said.
He was placed in an induced coma, but NSW Police were told on Wednesday: “The boy has now died in hospital.”
The 38-year-old male truck driver was not injured and underwent mandatory testing at Campbelltown Hospital.
A crime scene was established, and investigations into the circumstances surrounding the crash are continuing.
Resident Luke Clemens told 7NEWS at the time, that the incident was “gut-wrenching to see”.
“It’s very unfortunate and quite sad with how it all happened.”
CCTV shows the delivery truck pass, and in the moments after, the young boy can be seen lying on the road. Credit: 7NEWSThe 13-year-old boy had just got off a bus after school when he was struck about 3.30pm last Wednesday. Credit: 7NEWS
The road has a 50kmp/h speed limit, but residents say that is often exceeded by the many cars and trucks that use it, and noted the busy road had been a problem for years.
“In the nearly 34 years that I’ve been here, it’s getting worse,” Ally Thomson said last week.
“We need something, there’s bus stops, and how are the children meant to cross?”
Wollondilly MP Judith Hannan said past governments had made promises to resolve the issue however they had so far been unfulfilled.
“There’s not been any substantial changes in those 20 years.”
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