From Nine MSN
Sunday Feb 17 08:54 AEDT
FAMILY RUN DOWN BY DRUNK TEENAGED DRIVER
A family has been allegedly run down in a car park in southern NSW by a suspected drunk and unlicensed teenage driver.
Police said the mother and her two boys, aged nine and five, were in the car park of a family restaurant at Sutton Forest, near Bowral, around 8pm (AEDT) Saturday.
The family was walking on a marked pedestrian crossing when a Hyundai Accent driven by a 16-year-old boy allegedly struck them, forcing the mother onto the bonnet and the boys under the car.
The boys were dragged for about 15m until the vehicle came to a stop, police said.
Both boys suffered multiple fractures, bruising and abrasions, while the older child also suffered serious facial injuries and his younger brother sustained cuts to his left eye.
They were treated at the scene and then airlifted to Westmead Children's Hospital, Sydney, where they remain in a stable condition.
Their mother suffered injuries to her left arm and bruising and abrasion, and accompanied her sons to hospital.
The teenager allegedly returned a blood alcohol reading of 0.09 - nearly twice the adult legal limit.
Police said the vehicle was unregistered and uninsured and the driver was unlicensed.
The teenager was released into the custody of his parents while police continue their investigation.
A 16-year-old girl who was on the crossing at the time of the incident was clipped by a side mirror of the vehicle.
She was treated at the scene by ambulance officers.