Driver who struck schoolboy while serving community jail term refused bail

A driver who allegedly ran a red light and fatally hit a 12-year-old boy on the way to school in Hurstville will remain behind bars.

Rabih Abdulrahman did not apply for bail and it was formally refused at Parramatta Bail Court on Saturday.

The 36-year-old was disqualified from driving when he allegedly struck and killed the student at Hurstville on Friday morning.

Abdulrahman, wearing a dark hoodie and red shirt, slouched and did not speak as he faced court via video link.

His lawyer Mohamed Said told the courtroom he would not be applying for bail.

He has been charged with manslaughter, dangerous driving occasioning death, driving disqualified and other traffic offences following the boy's death.

The Sydney Technical High School student was crossing the road during the busy morning drop when he was hit and trapped under a Toyota Corolla outside the nearby Hurstville Public School.

Witnesses helped free him and began performing CPR before paramedics arrived, but he was pronounced dead on arrival at Sydney Children's Hospital.

Abdulrahman was arrested at the scene and taken to hospital for mandatory testing.

"It's a very tragic incident," his lawyer Mr Said told media outside court.

"Our thoughts go out to the family and everybody that was involved."

The lawyer said he hadn't had a chance to speak to his client and could not say whether he would apply for bail in the future.

"At this stage...it's really allowing the court system to take its course," he said.

The matter has been adjourned to Sutherland Local Court on November 4.

Australian Associated Press