Appeal for witnesses after elderly man injured on road

POLICE have appealed for help to find out what happened to 70-year-old man who was found with serious injuries on the side of the road in Bankstown.

Last Wednesday about 3.20pm, emergency services were called to the intersection of Calidore Street and Canterbury Road, Bankstown, where they found the man bleeding from a cut to his chin and other facial injuries. He was treated by paramedics before being taken to hospital in a serious condition.
Police have described the man as being of Indian/Sub-continental appearance, about 170cm tall, of slim build, with short grey hair. At the time, he was wearing a grey shirt with a yellow high-viz vest, beige cargo pants and black shoes.
Anyone with dashcam from the area, or who may have witnessed the man prior to the incident, is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Dramatic arrest after pursuit
A THREE-HOUR police pursuit across west and south-west Sydney, including Bankstown, ended in the dramatic arrest of a a 33-year-old man.
Last Monday about 8am, police were notified after a truck was reported stolen overnight from a home at Carter Street, Lidcombe.
Police attempted to stop the truck as it travelled along the Western Motorway near Reservoir Road, Blacktown. The driver allegedly failed to stop, and a pursuit was initiated.
The pursuit was terminated and re-engaged a number of times, with several attempts made to stop the driver. Road spikes were also deployed, however, they were unsuccessful.
The pursuit was terminated, and the vehicle was monitored by PolAir.
About 11.30am, the vehicle collided with a semi-trailer at Sturt Street, Smithfield, before officers attached to the Tactical Operations Unit (TOU), used a number of tactical options to stop the truck.
The man was treated at the scene by paramedics and taken to hospital, but has since been charged with drive motor vehicle during disqualification period, police pursuit – not stop – drive recklessly, drive recklessly/furiously or speed/manner dangerous, take and drive conveyance without consent of owner, use offensive weapon to prevent lawful detention and resist officer in execution of duty.
Investigations into the incident are continuing.

Fatalities spark traveller alert
MOTORISTS heading to regional NSW are being urged to slow down and drive to the conditions following three separate fatal crashes in the state’s Southern Region at the weekend.
The Hume Police District Commander, Superintendent Paul Condon, says police are urging drivers to slow down to ensure everyone reaches their destination safely.
“It’s a timely reminder to all drivers and pedestrians to take extra care on our roads. There should be no unnecessary distractions when getting behind the wheel or crossing the road,” Supt Condon said.
“Now that travel restrictions are no longer in place, more people are choosing to drive to visit family and friends in regional locations.
“For those who spent significant time in isolation last year, please make sure to drive to the conditions and look after yourselves and other motorists.”
Supt Condon says whenever you get behind the wheel, be mindful of your choices on the roads – make sure you’re well rested and have allowed plenty of travel time to get to where you need to be without rushing.
“We want to make sure there are no more fatalities on the roads, and that responsibility begins with you,” he said.