Penrith boy among four children hit by cars while riding bike over school holidays

A Penrith boy was one of four children hit by a vehicle while riding his bike in NSW over the October school holidays.

The NSW Ambulance service stated the 14-year-old suffered a fractured leg in the September 26 incident, with bicycle-related injuries high on the list of call-outs for ambulance crews across NSW in the holidays.

A two-year-old boy also suffered injuries after he was hit by a vehicle at Londonderry on September 24, a statement from the service said.

”Bicycle and trampoline injuries have been high on the list of NSW Ambulance call-outs for misadventure involving children these school holidays,” the statement said.

“Since Saturday, September 23 [to October 6] paramedics have attended 24 cases involving bicycle and BMX bike-related injuries across NSW, including four children colliding with cars.”

Fifteen children were treated for trampoline-injuries, another six for jumping castles/pillows, eight for horse injuries and eight for scooters, the service stated.

Eight children were hit by vehicles.

Eight children were involved in near drowning or diving incidents, while another seven were injured in the surf or playing on the beach. 

NSW Ambulance Inspector John Brotherhood urged caregivers to maintain their supervision, and motorists to be mindful of children who may not always be adhering to the road rules.