Boy, 8, hit by car, injured outside school
An eight-year-old boy was struck by a car in Baldivis last week, leaving him with a fractured leg.
The incident occurred on the corner of Smirk Road and Camelot Street near Tuart Rise Primary School after the boy ran onto the road without checking for oncoming cars about 2.53pm last Wednesday. The driver of the Suzuki hatchback was already beginning to slow down for the approaching school zone when the boy ran out in front of the vehicle.
Tuart Rise Primary School principal Gary Crocetta declined to comment on the incident, while the Department of Education said it would not comment because the incident happened outside its jurisdiction. Baldivis MLA Reece Whitby said the accident was “a real shame” given the school now had a crossing zone and was waiting for a warden to begin.
“It was a real shame this has happened because the school crossing has been approved, is marked up and ready to use but the school is just waiting for an attendant to come, but we don’t know when that will be,” he said.