Monday, December 4, 2023

Man, 63, charged after pedestrian, 87, hit by car in Port Macquarie

A man has been charged after an 87-year-old man was hit by a vehicle at Port Macquarie yesterday afternoon.

Police say that at around 5.20pm on Wednesday, emergency services responded to reports that a pedestrian had been struck by a vehicle on Hastings River Drive at Port Macquarie.

“On arrival, officers attached to Mid North Coast Police District were told a man had been struck by a vehicle, believed to be a Toyota Hilux, before it allegedly left the scene,” NSW Police said in a statement.

The man was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics before being taken to hospital in a critical condition.

A crime scene was established which underwent forensic examination by officers attached to the Crash Investigation Unit.

Following inquiries, a 63-year-old man was arrested at Port Macquarie Police Station about 6.45am today.

He has been charged with six offences including dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm, negligent driving, cause bodily harm by misconduct, and fail to stop and assist after vehicle impact.

He was refused bail to appear before Port Macquarie Local Court tomorrow.

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