Police ask Sydney cabbie for help after mini bus accident

Police have charged a man, and are appealing for a cabbie to come forward, after a pedestrian was hit by a mini bus in Epping on Sunday morning.

Officers believe a taxi driver picked up the man earlier in the evening.
About 4.20am on Sunday a 32-year-old man crossing Carlingford Road near the intersection of Dallwood Avenue, Epping was hit by a mini bus.

The man was treated by paramedics and taken to Royal North Shore Hospital where he is in a serious but stable condition.


The driver of the mini bus was taken to Ryde Hospital for mandatory testing and has been charged with dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm and negligent driving occasioning grievous bodily harm.

He will appear at Burwood Local Court on Monday 5 September, his licence has been suspended and the bus has been seized for forensic examination.

Officers are appealing for a taxi driver, who is believed to have picked up the pedestrian and another person from Bay Street, Double Bay, earlier that night, to come forward.

The other passenger is believed to have been dropped off by the taxi driver before the injured man left the cab around the Carlingford Road, Epping, area.

He had initially instructed the taxi driver to take him to West Pennant Hills.