A 10-year-old boy riding a scooter has been hit by a car at Shellharbour on Tuesday.
It is believed the boy was leaving a skate park near the corner of Shellharbour Road when he was hit by a car travelling at low speed on Wattle Road shortly before 9am.
An elderly woman at the wheel of an eastbound Honda Jazz was unable to avoid a collision, said NSW Ambulance Duty Operations Manager Paul Delamont.
The boy, who was riding alone when the incident occurred, was knocked off his scooter and suffered some abrasions and a cut to his thumb.
“I believe he’s just glanced off the front corner of the car,” duty operations manager Delamont said.
“He’s had a big fright so he’s quite upset and he’s in a fair bit of pain. He’s got a nasty cut to his thumb so he gets quite upset every time he sees it.”
He said the driver was shaken up by the incident, but not injured.
The boy will be transferred to Wollongong Hospital for review.
“He lives close by so his mother will meet him at the hospital,” duty operations manager Delamont said.