Man dies after fail to stop crash at Woy Woy

A man has died following an alleged fail to stop crash on the Central Coast earlier this year.

About 8.25am on Saturday 4 July 2020, emergency services were called to Blackwall Road in Woy Woy, following reports an 87-year-old pedestrian had been hit by a white Toyota Corolla. The driver of the Corolla left the scene.

NSW Ambulance paramedics treated the 87-year-old at the scene for suspected leg and hip fractures before being taken to Gosford Hospital.

Officers attached to Traffic and Highway Patrol Command established a crime scene that was examined by members of the Metropolitan Crash Investigation Unit.

Following inquiries, police arrested a 91-year-old man at Gosford Police Station where he was charged with dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm – drive manner dangerous, negligent driving (occasions grievous bodily harm), and not give way to pedestrian on crossing-motor vehicle.

The Koolewong man appeared in Gosford Local Court on Wednesday 19 October 2020. He is next due to appear at the same court on Thursday 19 November 2020.

At 6.20pm yesterday (Monday 26 October 2020), police were informed that the 87-year-old man died in hospital.

A report will be prepared for the information of the coroner.

Inquiries continue.

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