Boy pinned between car and tree

The 12-year-old boy was trapped between the sedan and the tree for 40 minutes, and sustained serious injuries.
A 12-year-old boy was trapped between the sedan and a tree for 40 minutes. Picture: 9 News

A teenager has been charged after he allegedly crashed his car in Sydney’s east, seriously injuring a 12-year-old boy who was left pinned between the vehicle and a tree for 40 minutes.

The 17-year-old driver allegedly mounted the kerb at the intersection of Gardeners Rd and Bunnerong Rd in Kingsford before 3.40pm on Tuesday, according to police.

The 12-year-old boy was trapped between the front of the vehicle and a tree at the busy intersection for more than half an hour with serious injuries.

He was then taken to Sydney Children’s Hospital and remains in a critical condition.

The teen behind the wheel of the white Holden sedan was taken to Prince of Wales Hospital

for mandatory testing under police guard.

The 12-year-old boy was trapped between the sedan and the tree for 40 minutes, and sustained serious injuries.
A 12-year-old boy was trapped between the sedan and a tree for 40 minutes. Picture: 9 News

He was not injured in the accident.

After his release from hospital, the teenager was charged with dangerous driving occasioning grievously bodily harm – drive manner dangerous, and negligent driving.

He was granted conditional bail to appear before Parramatta Local Court on Wednesday, January 10, 2024.