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Failed to stop after striking pedestrian

A MAN, 75, has been charged after he allegedly failed to stop when the car he was driving struck a 54-year-old man on a pedestrian crossing in Berala last Thursday.

Police will allege the 54-year-old man was on the crossing about 11.45am when he was struck by a Mercedes and the driver failed to stop. He suffered serious head injuries.
Following inquiries and a public appeal, a 75-year-old man was arrested at Ryde Police Station last Friday afternoon.
The Mercedes was located at a Greenacre smash repairer and seized for forensic examination.
The driver was issued a Court Attendance Notice for dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm – drive manner dangerous, fail to stop and assist after vehicle impact causing grievous bodily harm, negligent driving (occasions grievous bodily harm), not give way to pedestrian on crossing – motor vehicle, fail to stop and assist after impact cause injury, and not give particulars to injured person. His licence was also suspended

Woman rammed officer
A WOMAN who allegedly ran down a police officer was arrested at a home in Granville last Tuesday.
Just after 3pm on Saturday, September 5, police were conducting a retail theft operation at a shopping centre on Sentry Drive, Stanhope Gardens, when they noticed a woman allegedly acting suspiciously and walking towards a vehicle in the carpark.
Officers ran towards the exit and the woman allegedly drove at police, striking the senior constable and knocking him to the ground.
Investigators arrested the 23-year old woman at a home on Meehan Street and charged her with using offensive weapon to prevent lawful detention, negligent driving, drive while disqualified and not give particulars to injured person.
Inquiries continue to identify two men investigators believe may be able to assist with their inquiries.
The men are described as being of Mediterranean/Middle Eastern appearance, aged between 30 and 40, and of medium builds.
Investigations are continuing.

Witness hunt over crash
POLICE are appealing for witnesses or dashcam footage after two people were seriously injured, one critical, in a two-car collision in Merrylands West last Monday night.
About 10.30pm (Monday, September 7) a Subaru wagon and a Nissan Skyline collided at the intersection of the Cumberland Highway and Bruce Street.
Paramedics treated the driver of the Subaru – a woman aged 22 – at the scene, before she was taken to hospital in a critical condition.
A 32-year-old man, who was the passenger in the Nissan, was trapped for one hour before being released by Fire and Rescue NSW. He was taken to hospital in a serious condition and underwent surgery for internal injuries and fractures to his pelvis, leg and ankle.
The driver of the Nissan, also a 32-year-old man, suffered head injuries and was taken to hospital for mandatory testing and surgery.

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