Terrible moment when a van & # 39; turns a red light and hits a teenager on the road & # 39; – while he clings to hospital life
- A teenager fights for his life after being hit by a van at a pedestrian crossing
- The incident took place on the Hume Highway in Sydney on Monday
- The 61-year-old female driver of the van has been charged with three offenses
A shocking video has appeared that shows when a teenager on a pedestrian crossing is hit by a van that is said to have a red light.
The 18-year-old boy, who was walking home from work, was hit on the Hume Highway in Sydney on Wednesday.
The boy has been brought to Liverpool Hospital in a serious condition and is fighting for his life.
The teenage boy, who was walking home from work, was hit on the Hume Highway in Sydney on Wednesday
In the images the young man can be seen at the pedestrian crossing for a green signal and, while other cars stop in front of a red light, the boy walks across the road but is hit by the van.
The force of the collision throws the man 30 meters and into the path of traffic on the other side of the road.
Other drivers rushed to give first aid to the man until paramedics arrived minutes later.
The 61-year-old female driver of the van is charged with dangerous driving that causes serious bodily injury, negligent driving that causes serious bodily injury and does not stop at a red light.
Her license has also been suspended.
& # 39; This is a life-changing event for this specific driver and undoubtedly the family of this young man who has been injured, & # 39 ;, NSW police chief inspector Phillip Brooks told reporters.
& # 39; It appears that this is a case of driver error, & # 39; he said.
Local residents have used the incident to emphasize the need for more security measures along the Hume Highway.
& # 39; An accident is about to happen or someone dies before placing speed cameras & # 39; s here, & # 39; told local resident Joanne Williams to 7 News.
The boy has been brought to Liverpool Hospital in a serious condition and is fighting for his life
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