Road worker seriously injured after being run down by alleged drunk driver

A road worker has suffered serious injuries after being run down by an alleged drunk driver in Sydney’s northwest overnight.

Police said that around 11.30pm, a 41-year-old man swerved into a roadworks zone on Wisemans Ferry Road at Cattai.

“The ute travelled past a traffic controller, collided with numerous witches hats, before entering the south bound lanes, which were closed for the road works,” police said in a statement.


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“The vehicle then collided with a road worker before coming to rest in between an embankment and a parked vehicle.”

After refusing a breath test at the scene, the driver was arrested and taken to Windsor Police Station where he was subjected to a breath analysis, returning a reading of .211.

He was charged with aggravated dangerous drive occasioning grievous bodily harm, high range PCA, dangerous drive occasioning grievous bodily harm and negligent driving occasioning grievous bodily harm.

The 59-year-old male road worker suffered serious leg, pelvic and internal injuries. He was airlifted to hospital in a stable condition.

Investigations into the incident are continuing.

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