Driver nabbed fleeing scene of serious crash with stash of heroin

A man who tried to flee the scene of a serious crash in Sydney’s inner east yesterday was allegedly in possession of heroin.

The drama unfolded in Alexandria just before midday.

Police said a Honda Civic travelling along Henderson Road crashed into a stationary truck and struck two pedestrians near Park Street.


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The pedestrians, two men aged 30 and 25, were both treated by paramedics at the scene before being taken to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital for treatment.

The younger man suffered fractures to his legs and required surgery, while the older man sustained only minor injuries.

Police said the 55-year-old male driver of the Civic had attempted to flee the scene, but witnesses gave chase and detained him a short distance away.

Officers searched the man and allegedly found him to be in possession of heroin.

He was taken to hospital to undergo mandatory blood and urine testing.

Police are urging anyone who may have witnessed the incident to contact police.

Charges are yet to be laid.