Man charged after fatal pedestrian crash - Hunter Valley

Wednesday, 22 June 2022 11:44:55 AM

A man has been charged after a pedestrian was allegedly fatally hit by a truck in the Hunter Valley yesterday.

About 6.30am (Tuesday 21 June 2022), emergency services were called to Cessnock Road, Maitland, following reports a male pedestrian had been hit by a truck.

The driver of the truck – a 47-year-old man – immediately stopped and attempted to render assistance; however, the 62-year-old man died at the scene.

The truck driver was uninjured and taken to Maitland Hospital for mandatory testing.

Officers from Port Stephens-Hunter Police District and the Crash Investigation Unit attended and established a crime scene, which was forensically examined.

Following inquiries by Crash Investigation Unit officers, the driver of the truck was arrested and taken to Maitland Police Station, where he was charged with dangerous driving occasioning death and negligent driving occasioning death.

He was granted conditional bail and will appear at Maitland Local Court on Wednesday 27 July 2022.