Family Hospitalised After Being Hit In Night Time Stroll
A 50-year-old woman was charged with being distracted and intoxicated behind the wheel.
A four year-old girl is in a critical condition after she and three of her family members were hit by a car in Kellyville overnight.
The family was walking along Hezlett Road at around 9:30pm, when the four-wheel drive came barreling towards them.
All four were badly injured, including a four-year-old girl with head injuries and a 55-year-old woman, who suffered severe spinal and internal injuries.
The girl was taken to Westmead Hospital and the 55-year-old woman was taken to Royal North Shore Hospital where they remain in a stable condition.
Neighbour, Steve, heard the bang and then a child’s scream but it wasn’t until a helicopter landed in his backyard that he knew something horrific had happened.
“This bit of road here is dangerous, I feel really sad for them and the community,” he said.
Police say the driver, Lisa Mottram, 50, from Kellyville was intoxicated and using her mobile phone while behind the wheel.
She’s been charged with driving dangerously and negligently and will face Parramatta court next month.
Meanwhile locals have told Ten Eyewitness News that they’ve been lobbying Hills Shire Council for road upgrades for months.
Steve Gibbons said the area is being built up with apartments, shops and a new school but road infrastructure hasn’t followed.
“When you’ve got a darkened road with no footpaths, pedestrians have to play Russian Roulette,” he said.