A 10-year-old student has died after being crushed by an elevator at a disabled school in Sydney’s northwest.
Emergency services were called to St Lucy’s School for students with disabilities in Wahroonga at 2pm on Wednesday following reports that a child was seriously injured on campus.
The school educates both elementary and high school students with autism, sensory impairments, and mild to severe intellectual disabilities.
When officers from the Kuring-Gai Police Area Command arrived, they found the boy trapped under an elevator.
Firefighters and rescue workers were able to free the boy, but he died at the scene of the accident.
St Lucy’s School in Wahroonga (pictured) was closed as emergency services attended the scene where a child is believed to have been seriously injured
NSW Police remain on campus and have set up a crime scene to determine what happened.
The department said a recovery operation is continuing alongside its investigation There is no ongoing threat to the public as a result of the incident.
A report will be prepared for the coroner.
There’s more to come.