Police charge man over fatal hit and run at Freshwater

A man will appear in court today charged following an investigation into an alleged hit and run, that killed a man, on Sydney’s Northern Beaches earlier this year.

About 5.45am on Saturday 22 February 2020, emergency services were called to Oliver Street near Brighton Street, Freshwater, following reports a pedestrian had been struck by a vehicle.

On arrival, officers from Northern Beaches Police Area Command found a 66-year-old man with critical injuries. He was taken to Royal North Shore Hospital, where he later died.

The vehicle allegedly did not stop after the collision.

Strike Force Clarefield was established by detectives from Northern Beaches Police Area Command and the Crash Investigation Unit to investigate the circumstances surrounding the collision.

On Thursday 19 March 2020, strike force investigators executed a search warrant at a rowing club in Mosman, where they seized items relevant to the investigation including a VW Amarok and boat trailer.

Following extensive inquiries, including public appeals, strike force detectives arrested a 58-year-old man at a home on Adams Street, Curl Curl, about 7.30am today (Thursday 9 July 2020).

He was taken to Manly Police Station and charged with dangerous driving occasioning death – drive manner dangerous, fail to stop and assist after vehicle impact causing death and negligent driving occasioning death. His licence was also suspended.

The Curl Curl man was refused bail and appeared before Manly Local Court today (Thursday 9 July 2020), where he was granted conditional bail to reappear before the same court on Wednesday 2 September 2020.

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