Police charge driver after failing to stop – Berala

A man has been charged after a pedestrian was allegedly struck by a car and seriously injured in Sydney’s west yesterday.

Emergency services were called to Campbell Street, Berala, about 11.45am (Thursday 10 September 2020) following reports a pedestrian had been injured while crossing the road.

Police will allege the 54-year-old man was on a pedestrian crossing when he was struck by a Mercedes and the driver failed to stop.

The man suffered serious head injuries and was treated on scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics before being taken to Westmead Hospital, where he remains.

Officers from the Metropolitan Crash Investigation Unit attended and commenced an investigation.

Following inquiries and a public appeal, officers arrested a 75-year-old man at Ryde Police Station about 4pm today (Friday 11 September 2020).

The Mercedes was located at a Greenacre smash repairer and seized for forensic examination.

The driver was issued a Court Attendance Notice for dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm – drive manner dangerous, fail to stop and assist after vehicle impact causing grievous bodily harm, negligent driving (occasions grievous bodily harm), not give way to pedestrian on crossing – motor vehicle, Fail to stop and assist after impact cause injury, and not give particulars to injured person.

He is due to appear at Bankstown Local Court on Friday 23 October 2020.

The man’s licence was also suspended.

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