P-plater hit with more charges after pedestrian killed on Sydney footpath

An 18-year-old driver has been slapped with a number of additional charges after an 80-year-old man was hit and killed on a Sydney footpath last month.

The fatal accident happened about 5.40pm on Sunday 28 January on Sandringham Drive at Cecil Hills.

Police said a Toyota Corolla was travelling west when it left the road near the intersection with Prince Close, striking the elderly man who was walking on the footpath.


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The man was treated at the scene by paramedics for serious injuries before being rushed to Liverpool Hospital where he died shortly before arrival.

The 18-year-old man driving the hatchback, as well as his female passenger, escaped uninjured.

The young man was taken to Liverpool Hospital for mandatory blood and urine tests before being taken to Liverpool Police Station where he was charged with dangerous driving occasioning death and negligent driving occasioning death.

Following further investigations, investigators yesterday laid additional charges on the man including aggravated dangerous driving occasioning death – exceed speed limit by over 45km/h, Dangerous driving occasioning death – drive speed dangerous; and P1 driver exceed speed limit by greater than 45km/h.

The man remains on bail to appear at Campbelltown Local Court on Wednesday 11 April.

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