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Bankstown Local Area Command

Woman, Child Hit By Learner-Driver – Bass Hill

Bankstown Police are investigating a serious crash on the Hume Highway last night in which two people were injured.

The crash happened at 6.40pm at Bass Hill when a learner-driver left the road, struck two people walking on the footpath, and then hit a brick retaining wall.

A 10-year-old boy suffered multiple fractures to his left leg while a 73-year-old woman sustained a fractured left wrist and broken ribs.

They were treated at the scene by paramedics before being taken to The Children’s Hospital, Westmead, and Westmead Hospital. Both are from Villawood. Their condition is unknown.

An eight-year-old girl walking with the others escaped injury.

The driver, a 30-year-old woman from Bass Hill, and her front-seat passenger, a 39-year-old man also of Bass Hill, were uninjured. The driver was under supervision at the time of the crash. Both returned a negative breath test at the scene.

Police spoke with a number of witnesses at the scene and inquiries are continuing.

Anyone who may have witnessed the crash and has not spoken with police, or who has information relevant to the investigation, is urged to contact Bankstown Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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