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Flemington Local Area Command

Man Charged After Pedestrian Hit – Lidcombe

A man has been charged after the car he was allegedly driving struck a pedestrian in Sydney’s South-West early this morning.

Shortly after midnight a Ford Falcon travelled in the wrong direction down Railway Parade, Lidcombe, before the driver alighted and allegedly struck another man to the head.

The driver then returned to the vehicle and allegedly struck the same man with the car.

The Ford then allegedly drove towards Police on the scene before one officer fired a shot, which did not hit the car, and the vehicle fled.

The pedestrian, a 34-year-old man, sustained soft tissue damage and bruising to his legs. He was taken by ambulance to Westmead Hospital for treatment.

A Ford Falcon was stopped in Susan Street, Auburn, a short time later. The driver, a 32-year-old Westmead man, was breath tested and allegedly returned a positive reading. The man was arrested and taken to Auburn Police Station where he allegedly returned a breath analysis of 0.146.

The man was subsequently charged with:

  • Common assault,
  • Driving in a manner dangerous,
  • Driving in a manner that menaces,
  • Mid range PCA,
  • Two counts each of negligent driving and failing to stop and exchange particulars.

The man was refused bail and is due to appear at Parramatta Local Court today.

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