Police hunt hit-run driver who mowed down elderly man with walking frame

POLICE are searching for a driver who failed to stop after mowing down a pedestrian in Sydney’s west.

The victim, an 88-year-old man, was using a walking frame to cross the road when he was run over at an intersection in Bankstown on Friday night.

It happened where Eldridge Road meets Northram Avenue just after 7.30pm.


Police said the driver of the vehicle, believed to be a white Toyota, stopped briefly before driving off.

The elderly victim was treated paramedics at the scene before he was taken to Liverpool Hospital.

Police said the 88-year-old man was transported in a serious condition.

The scene of the crime was cordoned off and examined by detectives and the forensic crash unit.

Investigations are continuing, with police urging anyone with information to come forward.

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