Police hunt driver after man left for dead in shocking hit-run

A MAN in his 70s has been run over and left for dead in a shocking hit-and-run in Sydney’s southwest.

The 77-year-old was crossing Burwood Road in Belmore when he was struck about 5am on Thursday.

The elderly man sustained serious injuries and was rushed to St George Hospital for treatment.


Police said the driver of the ute, believed to be a Toyota Hilux, failed to stop after hitting the man.

An operation is now underway to locate the vehicle involved or anyone who witnessed the incident.

Anyone with any information that could assist police is urged to come forward.

If you have information for Police, please contact NSW Police on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day. 

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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