Four months on and truck hit-and-run a mystery

Police renew appeal for public assistance four months after man hit by truck on F3 in NSW

November 13, 2009

Crash investigators have renewed their appeal for public assistance four months after a man was critically injured in a hit-and-run involving a truck in New South Wales.

The 54-year-old man was struck by a table-top truck as he stood beside the F3 at Warnervale shortly before 9.30am on Monday 13 July this year.

The impact catapulted the man over a guard rail, causing significant chest and abdominal injuries and multiple fractures. He was taken to Newcastle’s John Hunter Hospital in critical condition.

Local police and the Metropolitan Crash Investigation Unit investigated the incident and found the man was a passenger in a Toyota Camry sedan stopped on the roadside while the driver changed a flat tyre.

Witnesses told police a small white table-top truck struck the man as he stood beside the car.

The driver of the truck did not stop at the scene and was last seen travelling south along the freeway.

Investigations into the incident are continuing.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any other information that might assist police is urged to contact the Metropolitan Crash Investigation Unit via Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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