Pedestrian hit, car destroyed by fire – Surry Hills

A man has been injured after being struck by a vehicle which then crashed and caught fire in Surry Hills overnight.

Emergency services were called to the intersection of Oxford Street and Wentworth Avenue shortly before 11.30pm (Monday 27 March 2023), and found passers-by assisting a man lying on the road.

Officers from Surry Hills Police Area Command have been told a blue Toyota Yaris hatchback had been travelling west along Oxford Street when it turned into Wentworth Avenue, striking a 33-year-old man who was crossing the road at the pedestrian crossing.

The vehicle continued into Wentworth Avenue before hitting a parked SUV and catching fire. Police have been told the driver then left the scene.

The injured man was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics before being taken to St Vincent’s Hospital where he’s undergoing treatment for head injuries including a suspected fractured skull. He’s reported to be in a serious but stable condition

The hatchback was destroyed and the SUV damaged before officers from Fire and Rescue NSW were able to control the fire.

Wentworth Avenue remains closed between Oxford and Goulburn streets while the scene is examined by officers attached to the Crash Investigation Unit.

Police are now conducting a canvass of the area and are appealing for anyone with CCTV or dashcam vision to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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