A boy, 11, was hit by a car outside a service station on Old Northern Road, Castle Hill, on Tuesday afternoon.
The boy, from Castle Hill, was walking with his mother and brother at 4.45pm when he tried to walk across the service station driveway where three cars were queued.
Police said the boy was walking between a Mitsubishi Triton and a Hilux Ute when the driver of a Toyota Aurion tried to go around the Mitsubishi, hitting the bumper bar.
That pushed the car forward into the pedestrian.
The boy was taken to The Children's Hospital at Westmead to be treated for a fractured right clavicle.
The Mitsubishi driver, aged 20 from Baulkham Hills, received an infringement notice for negligent driving.
IN OTHER POLICE NEWS:
Remember to lock it
Five Castle Hill residents and one Baulkham Hills resident had personal items stolen from their cars between Sunday and Tuesday.
The cars were parked in residential areas on Bentham Place, Cubby Close, Peppertree Place, Drayton Avenue, Carnegie Place and Yetholme Avenue.
And on the night of September 11 there were four other car thefts in Castle Hill.
In all cases the cars were unlocked or it was unknown how the vehicle was opened.
Items stolen include GPS systems, wallets, cash, iPads and a toolbox.
Castle Hill crime manager detective inspector Gary Bailey is urging residents to lock their cars and not fall victim to ‘‘opportunistic criminals’’.
‘‘Unlocked cars are easy targets for thieves,’’ he said.
‘‘Please do not leave valuables in your vehicles and do not display them where they can be seen.’’
Witnesses saw a silver Holden station wagon with red P-plates in the area at the time of some incidents.
Suspicious activity can be reported to Castle Hill Police on 9680 5399.
Attacked by four teens
A Carlingford woman was attacked by four teenagers who tried to steal her handbag in North Rocks on Monday afternoon.
The victim, 48, told police she was near New North Rocks crossing a laneway towards Jennie Place around 4.30pm when the four youths approached her.
She said one youth stole her hat while another tried to snatch her bag.
She told police she was pushed to the ground and the youths ran away.
The teenagers were wearing white button-down shirts with a burgundy tie, possibly a school uniform.
Witnesses can call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.