Police lay charges after fail to stop crash at Cessnock

A man has been charged after allegedly failing to stop and assist after a crash in the state’s Hunter region yesterday.

Shortly after 3pm (Tuesday 6 July 2021), emergency services were called to the intersection of Cooper and King Streets, Cessnock, following reports a Holden Rodeo and a motorcycle had collided.

Officers from the Hunter Valley Police District attended; however, the rider had fled prior to police arrival.

The Holden driver, a 43-year-old woman, was uninjured.

Soon after, police responded to reports an injured man had attended a business on Vincent Street, seeking assistance for head injuries.

The man left prior to police attendance and following inquiries, officers located and arrested a 26-year-old man a short distance away at a home on Cumberland Street.

He was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics before being taken to John Hunter Hospital under police guard with head and leg injuries and abrasions.

He has since been charged with nine offences, including:

  • Resist officer in execution of duty (x2),
  • Not stop vehicle when directed to do so,
  • Drive recklessly/furiously or speed/manner dangerous,
  • Not give particulars to other driver,
  • Never licensed person drive vehicle on road,
  • Use unregistered vehicle on road or road related area,
  • Use uninsured motor vehicle on road, and,
  • Possess or use a prohibited weapon without permit.

Three outstanding warrants were also executed.

The Abermain man was refused bail and remains in hospital, he is due to face Newcastle Local Court today (Wednesday 7 July 2021).

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. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

/Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization/author(s)and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. The views and opinions expressed are those of the author(s).View in full here.