A 15-year-old boy suffered serious injuries when the car he was driving crashed into a wall at Farmborough Heights on Wednesday.
Witnesses rushed to help the injured boy who was left hanging from the vehicle after the crash which occurred in Farmborough Road about 1.50pm.
A nearby resident, who did not want to be identified, said she raced to her window when she heard the impact.
‘‘I saw the car with the young fellow in it and called triple-0,’’ she said.
‘‘He was hanging out and a man stood behind him, supporting him so he didn’t fall.’’
‘‘The boy was trying to get out of the car on his own, and a couple of blokes helped him through the window.’’
Illawarra Ambulance District Inspector Terry Morrow said the youth sustained chest, head and suspected pelvic injuries in the accident.
Paramedics transported the teen to Unanderra hockey fields where the Rescue 26 ambulance medical rescue helicopter landed and later flew him to St George Hospital in Sydney.
The teen, who was the sole occupant of the vehicle, was reported to be in a serious but stable condition.
Police allege the boy took the keys to a high performance Holden Commodore from a Farmborough Heights house shortly before the crash.
Police closed part of the road for several hours following the incident.
The teen was in a critical condition last night. Police appealed for anyone with information to come forward.