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Witnesses sought after teen hit by car near Lake Illawarra

Friday, 07 April 2017 01:52:43 AM

Police are appealing for witnesses after a teenager was hit by a car near Lake Illawarra this afternoon.

Just after 3pm (Thursday 6 April 2017), a 40-year-old woman was driving a green Holden Commodore along Central Road, Unanderra, when she approached the intersection of Staff Road.

At the same time, a 16-year-old boy was crossing the road when the two collided, causing the teenager to hit the front windscreen and fall to the road.

Emergency services were called and the boy was taken to Wollongong Hospital where he remains in a stable condition.

Officers from Lake Illawarra Local Area Command attended and commenced investigations.

The driver of the Holden allegedly provided a positive roadside breath test and was arrested and taken to Lake Illawarra Police Station. She was released pending further inquiries.

As inquiries continue, police are appealing for any witnesses who have not yet come forward to contact Crime Stoppers.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/ Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via our Facebook and Twitter pages.