Mystery as an elderly man fights for his life after being found with serious injuries on a Sydney suburban street
- 78-year-old found unconscious on suburban street
- The man is believed to have been the victim of a hit-and-run
- He is in hospital in a critical but stable condition
An elderly man has been left in critical condition after being found unconscious in the street after a suspected hit and run.
Emergency services were called to Boronia Avenue in Epping, north-west Sydney, at around 7:45pm Monday after a resident investigated a loud noise and found the 78-year-old man unconscious.
He was airlifted to Royal North Shore Hospital, where he is in critical but stable condition after suffering serious head and internal injuries.
No vehicle was seen stopping in the area, as an investigation revealed a light blue sedan was traveling on the road at around the same time.
A 78-year-old man is in critical but stable condition after he was found unconscious on a suburban street on Monday following a suspected hit-and-run (pictured, paramedics on scene)
Officers from Ryde Police Area Command and NSW Ambulance paramedics arrived at the scene and attended to the man until a medical team arrived in a Toll helicopter, which landed at a nearby tennis court in Grant Close.
NSW Police said the man’s injuries “appear to be consistent with a hit by a vehicle.”
“Agents from the Crash Investigation Unit are now conducting the investigation,” NSW Police said.
“Police hope that the driver of the vehicle can help investigators with information about the incident.”
Police are also urging anyone with information or relevant dashcam footage to report to the CIU or call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Police believe the driver of a light blue saloon car traveling down Epping street at about the same time may help with the investigation (photo, police on scene)
The incident comes a day after a boy was rushed to hospital when he was hit by a car on his way to school in Marrickville, Sydney’s inner west.
Bystanders administered first aid to the boy before paramedics arrived to control the bleeding.
He was rushed to Sydney Children’s Hospital with a ‘deep cut on his head’.
The incident was one of three incidents that occurred in Sydney’s school zones on Monday.’
Fortunately, none of the children were seriously injured,” said NSW Ambulance Inspector Mick Corlis.
“It’s a reminder to motorists to exercise extreme caution in school zones.”