UPDATE: Appeal after cyclist hit by motorised scooter - Rooty Hill
Sunday, 31 July 2022 03:45:23 PM
Police have released the image of a man as they continue to appeal for information following a hit-and-run in Sydney’s west yesterday.
Just after 3pm (Saturday 30 July 2022), emergency services were called to the cycleway next to the M7 Westlink, Rooty Hill, following reports of a crash.
Officers attached to Mt Druitt Police Area Command attended and found a female cyclist with serious leg and arm injuries.
The 31-year-old woman was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics before she was taken to Westmead Hospital in a stable condition.
Police have been told the woman was cycling in the designated bicycle lane when she was struck by a motorised Honda scooter. The rider and pillion passenger fled into nearby bushland.
A crime scene was established, and a search was conducted of the area with the assistance of the Dog Unit and PolAir, however, the pair could not be located.
Officers from the Crash Investigation Unit are investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash and have released the image of a man who may be able to assist with their inquiries.
The man depicted is described as being of Caucasian appearance, about 160 to 170cm tall, of slim build and with tattoos on his ankles. He is shown wearing a face covering, black vest over a royal blue jumper, and dark pants.
As inquiries continue, anyone of may have seen or heard the motorised scooters, have dashcam or CCTV footage in relation to this incident is urged to contact 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.