ADVISORY: Man critical following assault - Central Coast

Sunday, 28 August 2022 11:39:29 AM

Police will address the media after a man was critically injured following an assault on the Central Coast overnight.

About 10.15pm (Saturday 27 August 2022), a Toyota Corolla was travelling on Skyhawk Avenue, Hamlyn Terrace – on the state’s Central Coast – when it struck a caravan parked on the nature strip.

The occupants of a nearby home - three men and a woman – went to the assistance of the driver, a 17-year-old man.

They were approached by a group of males and were assaulted during a violent confrontation

A 64-year-old man attempted to intervene when he was struck, knocking him unconscious and causing him to fall backwards and hit his head on the ground.

The unknown males fled the scene and emergency services were notified.

Officers from Tuggerah Lakes Police District attended along with NSW Ambulance paramedics.

The injured man was treated at the scene before being airlifted to hospital where he remains in a critical condition.

A 21-year-old man was treated for a suspected broken nose and taken to Wyong Hospital.

The 17-year-old driver was arrested and subjected to a roadside breath test which returned a positive result.

He was taken to Wyong Police Station, where he underwent a breath analysis, which returned an alleged reading of 0.025.

The teen was issued traffic infringement notices for special range prescribed concentration of alcohol, use a light vehicle with not complying with tyre standards, and negligent driving (no death or grievous bodily harm). His provisional driver’s licence was also suspended.

As inquiries continue into the incident, any witnesses or anyone with information is urged to contact police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

WHEN: 12.15pm TODAY (Sunday 28 August 2022)

WHERE: Outside Wyong Police Station

22 Hely Street, Wyong

WHO: Detective Chief Inspector Paul Nicholls

Duty Officer, Tuggerah Lakes Police District

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.