Driver charged after pedestrian mowed down in hit-run

A DRIVER has been charged with dangerous driving causing grievous bodily harm after allegedly losing control of his car and mowing down a pedestrian in Sydney’s west overnight.

Police said a 50-year-old woman was standing on the corner of Rickard Road and Stacey Street in Bankstown when she was hit by a black Lexus sedan about 7.45pm.

It’s understood the Lexus was being driven north along Stacey Street when it struck the woman before smashing into a traffic light and a sign post.


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The 27-year-old man behind the wheel allegedly kept driving after the collision, leaving the woman seriously injured on the road.

She was treated by paramedics at the scene before being rushed to Liverpool Hospital in a serious condition.

The man was arrested a short time later after handing himself into officers at Bankstown Police Station.

The 27-year-old has since been charged with dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm, negligent driving occasioning grievous bodily harm, not give particulars to injured person and fail to stop and render assistance.

He was remanded in custody overnight and due to front Parramatta Bail Court today.

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You can report also information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via nsw.crimestoppers.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at myGC.com.au. He was appointed Managing Editor of the Junee Southern Cross newspaper at the age of 17 and has since held positions in a number of newsrooms in New South Wales and Queensland. Jaydan joined the Hot Tomato Broadcasting Company in 2013 and has been keeping the Gold Coast up to date with the latest local, national and international news online at myGC.com.au ever since. With almost ten years’ experience in both print and digital media Jaydan is committed to providing the best coverage during major news and weather events.

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