Man in hospital after being hit by car - Woolgoolga

Saturday, 06 May 2023 08:30:27 AM

A man remains in hospital after being hit by a car near Coffs Harbour overnight.

About 7.20pm (Friday 5 May 2023), emergency services were called to Beach Street, Woolgoolga, following reports a pedestrian had been struck by a car.

A 41-year-old man was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics, before being airlifted to Gold Coast University Hospital in a critical but stable condition. It’s understood he will be airlifted to Royal Brisbane Hospital later today for further treatment.

Officers attached to the Coffs/Clarence Police District and the Far North Coast Crash Investigation Unit established a crime scene and commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Following inquiries, police attended a nearby home a short time later, where they spoke with a 65-year-old woman.

She was arrested and taken to Coffs Harbour Health Campus for mandatory testing. She was later taken to Coffs Harbour Police Station and released pending further inquiries.

As investigations continue, anyone who may have witnessed the incident or may have CCTV or dashcam footage from the area is urged to contact police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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.