Updated: 3.30pm: A young girl is has died in hospital after being struck by a car near Lismore.
At 10am Monday (September 17), emergency services were called to Cameron Road, McLeans Ridges, after an nine-year-old girl was struck by a southbound Hyundai station wagon.
A spokesperson for NSW Ambulance told Echonetdaily the car was travelling at around 70km/h when it hit the child.
‘She bounced off the bonnet and was thrown over the car and onto grass,’ the spokesperson said.
He added the child was bleeding from mouth, and ‘suffered a traumatic cardiac arrest’.
‘Her mother was giving her CPR when help arrived,’ the spokesperson said.
Five units and the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter were dispatched to the scene.
Emergency services treated the girl before she was taken to Lismore Base Hospital by road ambulance in a critical condition.
The male driver was also taken to Lismore Base Hospital for mandatory blood and urine tests, and to be treated for shock.
A crime scene has been established which is being examined by forensic police.
Officers from Richmond Police District are conducting inquiries into the incident.
Anyone with information about the incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au.