Police charge driver after motorcyclist dies – Fennell Bay

A man is due in Newcastle Bail Court today charged over a crash in which a motorcyclist died in Lake Macquarie.

The crash happened about 10pm Thursday (1 December 2022), when the driver of a Mitsubishi Triton ute allegedly ran a red light, at the intersection of Macquarie and Main roads, and hit a motorcyclist.

Officers from Lake Macquarie Police District rendered first aid to the 49-year-old man until NSW Ambulance paramedics arrived; however, the Maryville man was unable to be revived.

The driver of the ute, a 33-year-old man, allegedly ran from the scene before stealing another vehicle. He was arrested a short time later.

The man was taken to John Hunter Hospital for mandatory testing and to be treated for minor injuries. He was released about 2pm and was taken to Newcastle Police Station where he was charged with nine offences,

  • Dangerous driving occasioning death
  • Negligent driving occasioning death
  • Drive manner dangerous
  • Fail to stop and assist
  • Disqualified driving
  • Take and drive conveyance (two counts)
  • Proceed through red light, and
  • Enter dwelling with intent.

The man, from Wangi Wangi, has been refused bail to appear in Newcastle Local Court today (Saturday 3 December 2022).

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