Hit-and-run driver arrested and charged as victim lays in induced coma

POLICE have tracked down and arrested the hit-and-run driver wanted for mowing down a motorcyclist and leaving him for dead on the NSW Mid North Coast earlier this week.

A 29-year-old man was riding his Kawasaki motorcycle north on The Lakes Way when he was struck from behind by another vehicle about 4.45pm on Wednesday.

He suffered horrific injuries and after being treated at the scene by paramedics, was airlifted to John Hunter Hospital with fractures to his pelvis, sternum, femur, pubic bone and multiple hand and leg injuries.


He remains in an induced coma.

The offending driver failed to stop.

Acting on information provided by a member of the public on social media, police attended a business in Carrington yesterday where they identified and arrested a 37-year-old man.

A damaged white Holden utility was also located and seized for forensic examination.

The man was taken to Newcastle Police Station and later charged with dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm and fail to stop and assist after vehicle impact causing grievous bodily harm.

He has been granted bail to appear before Newcastle Local Court on Thursday 3 September.