February 01, 2020 23:37:54
Four children have been killed and a fifth is in a critical condition following a pedestrian crash in Sydney’s north-west today.
Just before 8:00pm on Saturday, emergency services were called to Bettington Road, Oatlands, near Parramatta, following reports multiple people had been struck by a vehicle.
Police have been told the children were riding bicycles when they were struck by a 4WD.
Four children died at the scene and are yet to be formally identified.
A fifth child was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics before being taken to The Children’s Hospital at Westmead in a critical condition.
The driver of the 4WD returned a positive result to a roadside breath test.
He was arrested and taken to Castle Hill Police Station for a breath analysis.
Police have begun an investigation into the crash, the scene of which will be examined by specialist police from the Metropolitan Crash Investigation Unit.
More to come.
February 01, 2020 23:07:11
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