Re­vealed: Car clips teen on cross­ing out­side school

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - FRONT PAGE - Elisha Pearce

LIAM Tyas’s fam­ily are searching for an­swers af­ter the Wha­lan teen be­came the vic­tim of a hit and run.

Liam was cross­ing the road when a sil­ver sedan clipped his leg and flung him to the ground.

A WHA­LAN teenager was the vic­tim of a hit-and-run in front of Plumpton High School last Fri­day week.

Liam Tyas, a stu­dent at the school, was walk­ing across Hy­atts Rd at the cross­ing in front of the school when a car raced through and clipped his right leg.

Liam, 14, and his fa­ther, Al­bert Tyas, hope some­one saw the car in­volved or the driver re­ports it to po­lice.

The im­pact caused the teenager to twist and fall on the road.

“The right leg was the one be­hind me while I was walk­ing — it hit that one,” Liam said.

“I had a cou­ple of friends there but I was kind of dawdling be­hind them.

“I don’t think they re­ally re­alised un­til one looked back and saw me on the ground.

“They stopped in shock and one ran up to see if I was OK.”

Liam’s knee swelled up and he was bleed­ing from cuts up and down his arms where they hit the ground.

He said it was still painful days later.

“I got a re­ally swollen knee,” he said.

“I fell on my el­bow and that’s the worst one; I have cuts on my el­bow up my arm.”

Mr Tyas said it was lucky Liam’s in­juries weren’t more se­vere.

“The wheel clipped him on the back of his leg,” Mr Tyas said.

“Thank good­ness, it could have been worse.

“Be­ing on a cross­ing, the car should have known bet­ter.”

Mr Tyas said Liam was in shock af­ter the ac­ci­dent and he walked up to the primary school his sib­lings at­tend.

A teacher saw him bleed- ing so put him in the med­i­cal room and called his fa­ther.

“While they were call­ing me, I rang the po­lice and then re­layed that in­for­ma­tion along,” Mr Tyas said.

It ap­pears Liam’s friends were too busy help­ing him or re­act­ing in shock and failed to write down the car’s reg­is­tra­tion.

Liam said it was a sil­ver sedan but didn’t get any more de­tails af­ter he was hit.

“I asked Liam if any of his friends had seen it but no one seems to have seen any­thing,” Mr Tyas said.

“I would like the per­son to come for­ward and go to the po­lice so they can do some­thing about it.

“If it was me, I would want to re­port it prop­erly be­cause the con­se­quences would be worse if I didn’t.”

A De­part­ment of Ed­u­ca­tion spokesman said the school was aware of the in­ci­dent.

“Plumpton High School con­tin­ues to re­mind stu­dents of road safety,” the spokesman said.

Pic­ture: David Swift

Liam Tyas, 14, was the vic­tim of a hit-and-run out­side Plumpton High School re­cently and (in­set) some of the in­juries he sus­tained.

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