Pedestrian dies in hospital after being hit by car - Port Macquarie

Friday, 14 April 2023 01:16:26 PM

A man has died in hospital after being hit by a car at Port Macquarie yesterday afternoon.

About 5.20pm on Wednesday 12 April 2023, emergency services responded to reports of a pedestrian being hit by a vehicle on Hastings River Drive, Port Macquarie.

On arrival, officers attached to Mid North Coast Police District were told a man had been struck by a Toyota Hilux, before it allegedly left the scene.

The man was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics before being taken to hospital in critical condition, where he died today (Friday 14 April 2023).

A crime scene was established which underwent forensic examination by officers attached to the Crash Investigation Unit.

Following inquiries, a 63-year-old man was arrested at Port Macquarie Police Station about 6.45am yesterday (Thursday 13 April 2023).

He has been charged with six offences including dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm, negligent driving, cause bodily harm by misconduct, and fail to stop and assist after vehicle impact.

He was refused bail to appear before Port Macquarie Local Court today (Friday 14 April 2023) where he was granted conditional bail to appear before the same court on Thursday 8 June 2023.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.