Boy, 13, critical after suffering head injuries when struck by car

A child has been hit by a car in Quakers Hill. Courtesy: 9News

A 13-year-old boy is critical after being struck by car in north-west Sydney this morning.

Paramedics responded to reports of a pedestrian being struck by a car on Burdekin Road in Quakers Hill.

Five crews were dispatched and paramedics treated the teenage boy for head injuries.

He was transported to meet a helicopter and was treated by a specialist team at the scene.

The boy will be transported to The Children’s Hospital, Westmead.

NSW Ambulance Inspector Peter Van Praag said the accident was a message to both drivers and pedestrians.

“When a child is involved it’s simply gut-wrenching, it was extremely upsetting for the first responders on scene,” he said.

“The toughest thing is knowing that if a person is in a critical condition, it’s our responsibility to do everything we can to provide the life-saving treatment they need.

“The boy was given CPR by bystanders who did an incredible job under tremendously difficult circumstances.”