Four children have died and another is in a critical condition after they were allegedly hit by a four-wheel drive while riding bicycles in Sydney.
Emergency services were called to Oatlands, near Parramatta, at about 8pm on Saturday, following reports that several people had been struck by a vehicle, including children who were riding bikes.
Four children died at the scene, police said. They have not been formally identified. A fifth child was treated at the scene and taken to the Children’s hospital in Westmead in a critical condition.
The driver of the vehicle was given a roadside breath test and returned a positive result. He was arrested and taken for a breath analysis.