Girl, 8, and mother in hospital after Halloween incident
AN eight-year-old girl and her mother have been left in hospital after a freak accident as they were trick or treating.
The two were struck by a ute which mounted the footpath, driven by a learner driver in Sydney's west
The girl and her 27-year-old mother were each taken to Westmead Children's Hospital.
Both are understood to be in a serious but stable condition.
The young girl suffered a head laceration, while the mother suffered injuries to her pelvis.
The 40-year-old learner driver escaped injury, as did her male passenger.
NSW Police are now investigating.