Police arrest driver after pedestrian injured in crash – Marrickville

A driver has been arrested after a pedestrian was seriously injured following a crash at Marrickville today.

Just before 11.30am (Saturday 3 August 2019), emergency services were called to Petersham Road, Marrickville, after reports of a crash.

Police have been told, a red Holden Astra hit a parked car, struck a female pedestrian, and crashed into a parked utility, causing it to catch alight.

The male driver of the Holden ran off and was pursued for a short time by a witness before fleeing.

Officers from Inner West Police Area Command attended and established a crime scene.

The pedestrian, a 52-year-old woman, sustained serious leg injuries. She was treated and taken to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in a stable condition.

Following inquiries, a 28-year-old man was arrested on a train at Belmore Railway Station. He was subjected to a roadside breath test, returning a positive result, and has been taken to Campsie Police Station.

Inquiries continue and officers from the Metropolitan Crash Investigation unit are investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.

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