Abbass Farhat’s neighbour had tears in his eyes as he described the adventurous three-year-old boy who is fighting for his life after being struck by a car in western Sydney.
Abbass remains in a critical condition after he was hit by a silver car outside of his Blacktown house on Wednesday afternoon.
Several witnesses said the boy darted out onto the road, which has a 60km/h speed limit.
“He is an adventurous, beautiful, little kid,” the neighbour, who did not wish to be named, said.
“It really upset me to see him like that. He would always see me out the front or over the fence and jump up and wave.”
A local shopkeeper said he heard the screams of Abbass’ mother as she tried to cradle her son on busy Reservoir Road.
“She was just totally hysterical, screaming out for everybody.”
She was soon told to leave her son in the hands of an off-duty nurse who witnessed the accident. Within seconds he had ripped off the boy’s shirt and tried to resuscitate him.
“If it wasn’t for the nurse then he certainly would not have made it to hospital,” the shopkeeper said.
He said the family of the little boy mistakenly thought the nurse had been the driver who had run into him.
“They started bashing the nurse’s car,” he said.
One witness said the nurse who tried to save the the boy deserved a medal.
“That guy- what he did – boy, heap praise on him because he deserves it.”
The accident occurred 15 minutes after a two-year-old was hospitalised following a hit and run at Haberfield.
There were four children hit by cars in NSW this week, and the carnage on the road got worse on Thursday.
Jesse Kelly, the man behind a deadly police chase which sparked the Macquarie Fields riots, was involved in a serious crash outside a western Sydney school.
Police say he was one of three men in a Ford Falcon which crashed into two cars outside of Leumeah high school.
Mr Kelly suffered cuts to his legs in the crash and his brother and cousin, who were also in the car, remained in hospital on Thursday night in a stable condition.
Asked as he left hospital what happened, Mr Kelly would only say that ‘‘there was a car accident ’’ and claimed that his cousin was driving. Police are still investigating who was behind the wheel.
Mr Kelly’s license is suspended.‘‘I’m just a piece of shit,’’ he told waiting media.
The 2005 Macquarie Fields riots were sparked after Mr Kelly crashed a stolen car into a tree and killed two passengers during a police pursuit.
He served jail time after pleading guilty to dangerous driving causing the deaths of of 17-year-old Dylan Raywood and 19-year-old Matthew Robertson.
Mr Kelly was released in 2011 but in the three years since his release he has been before the courts again for a series of driving offences.
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