Young girl hit by texting, drunk driver


A 50-year-old female driver has been granted bail, after she allegedly injured a young girl in Sydney’s west yesterday.

Police say the driver was six times the legal blood-alcohol limit and using a mobile phone.

Rhiannon Kallio reports.

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A CareFlight spokesman says the girl was trying to cross between the two parked vehicles.

Police allege a car driver was attempting to reverse from a parking spot, when she struck the car in front, pushing it into another car and the child.

Witness: “She was just crossing with her father and she struck between there and she was just crying.”

The girl suffered suspected pelvic injuries, she’s in stable condition in hospital.

The female driver was detained by bystanders until police arrived.

She allegedly returned a breathalyser reading of point-three-zero-three.

The woman has been charged with high-range drink-driving, misconduct causing bodily harm and driving while using a mobile phone.

Police Sargent: “This could have been a catastrophic event which could have resulted in her death or in fact others.”

The driver is due to face court again later this month.

Rhiannon Kallio, QUT News.