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Boy Killed After Becoming Trapped Under Car While Walking To School

A man has been charged after a young boy was killed by a car while walking to school in Sydney's south.

The boy, 12, was trapped underneath a vehicle that had rolled over after crashing at about 8.40am on Friday,

Emergency services were called to the incident on Forest Street, Hurstville, and worked the free the boy.

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He was released a short time later, NSW Police said in a statement, and treated at the scene.

He was taken to Sydney's Children Hospital by NSW Ambulance, but was pronounced dead upon arrival.

Duty Operations Manager David Stride from NSW Ambulance praised the actions of the passersby who helped the boy while waiting for emergency services.

"It was a very distressing scene for everybody," he told reporters.

"The people that were on scene were absolutely terrific."

The boy was a Year 7 student at Sydney Technical High School which is located on the same road.

A man, 36, was arrested at the scene and taken to hospital for mandatory testing before being questioned further.

On Friday afternoon, the man was charged with manslaughter and dangerous driving occasioning death while disqualified.

A crime scene has been established to determine the cause of the crash.