A woman has been dragged under a car and a teenager is fighting for her life after two separate incidents on Sydney roads.
Just before 1:00am today police were called to Ash Avenue, in Caringbah South, where a 27-year-old woman had been hit by a car driven by her mother.
The woman was trapped under the car and dragged for 100 metres.
Emergency personnel worked for over an hour to free her from the vehicle.
She was taken to St George Hospital in a serious condition with significant injuries to her right leg and right arm.
NSW Police Chief Inspector Gary Ford said it had been a confronting scene.
“I think that it’s a testament to the skills of those personnel who obviously attended a very confronting scene and were able to extricate that woman and get her to hospital,” he said.
The woman’s 58-year-old mother returned a positive breath test at the scene. She was arrested and taken to Sutherland Police Station where she returned an alleged breath analysis reading of 0.166.
Inspector Ford said the woman was assisting police with details that may have led to the incident.
“My understanding was there was a party there through the evening,” he said.
“But as to the reasons why she was in the vehicle — there is none at this point, and detectives are hoping to get more information.
“Anyone else that may have been at the party, we appeal for any witnesses to contact either Sutherland Police Station or Crime Stoppers.”
The driver has been charged with high-range prescribed concentration of alcohol (PCA) and aggravated dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm (PCA).
At Menai in Sydney’s south, a 14-year-old girl was left in a critical condition after she was hit by a car at the intersection of New Illawarra Road and Old Illawarra Road.
Police said the teenager had been walking with friends.
“She’d crossed with some friends, she was a little bit behind them, they had already gone across,” Inspector Ford said.
“From early indications, we believe the pedestrian was crossing against the ‘Don’t Walk’ sign where she was struck by that vehicle.”
She was taken to the Children’s Hospital at Randwick where she remains in a critical condition.
Motorists and road users have been urged to abide by road rules and to be aware of their surroundings.
‘Everyone wants to get home safely to their families,” Inspector Ford said.
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