Charged laid after woman struck by car at Bankstown

A man has been charged with a number of offences after hitting a female pedestrian with his car in Sydney’s south-west today.

About 12.50pm (Saturday 28 December 2019), emergency services were called to Chapel Road near High Street, Bankstown, following reports a woman had been struck by a car.

Officers from Bankstown Police Area Command attended and were told a 69-year-old woman was walking along the footpath when she was hit by a car, which then fled the scene.

She was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics before being taken to Liverpool Hospital with serious injuries.

Following inquiries, a man was arrested a short time later on Edgar Street near Harris Street. He was conveyed to Bankstown Hospital for mandatory testing, before being taken to Bankstown Police Station to assist with inquiries.

Officers from the Metropolitan Crash Investigation Unit attended, established two crime scenes, and commenced investigations.

The 56-year-old Moorebank man has since been charged with dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm, fail to stop after impact causing grievous bodily harm, negligent driving occasioning grievous bodily harm and drive on footpath.

He was refused bail and is due to appear before Parramatta Bail Court on Sunday 29 December 2019.

The woman remains in a critical but stable condition.

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