Man is hit by a garbage truck and dies in the Sydney driver who is accused of leaving him in a roadway for death
Tragic moment, the 21-year-old man is hit by a garbage truck and killed in Sydney – while the driver is accused of moving his body and leaving him on a roadway for death
- The man walked Central Street in the CBD on Wednesday at 1.30 a.m.
- He was subsequently hit by a garbage truck before the driver would have moved his body
- The driver is accused of fleeing before being arrested hours later
- The 51-year-old has been charged with homicide among other crimes
A garbage truck driver has been charged with homicide after a young man was killed in an alleged hit-and-run in the CBD of Sydney.
Shocking CCTV recordings showed the unconscious 21-year-old looking down at his phone as he walks through Central Street around 1:30 on Wednesday.
Moments later, he was hit from behind by the reversing garbage truck.
“He is entangled in the car and [the driver] drove another 20 or 30 meters and dragged him away, “witness Aaron Fleming told Nine News.
The police claim that the driver moved the body before continuing with his garbage dump.
Shocking CCTV footage showed the unconscious man looking down at his phone as he walked along Central Street in the CBD at around 1.30 a.m. on Wednesday morning.
The 51-year-old garbage truck driver was arrested and charged after he turned over and beaten the man, then took him off the road and fled the scene
Shocked witnesses tried to breathe new life into the man, but he was declared dead when paramedics arrived.
The alleged driver was tracked down at Kings Cross three and a half hours later.
The 51-year-old Lakemba man was arrested and charged with a series of offenses, including manslaughter, negligent driving with death as a result, and involvement with a corpse.
“The police will claim in court that the driver has driven the truck backwards at speed, hit the pedestrian and knocked him down,” said NSW Police in a statement on Wednesday.
“The driver got out, allegedly removed the man from the roadway without offering assistance or contacting the emergency services, and then drove off the scene.”
A man who witnessed the arrest of the driver said he started crying while being taken by the police.
The police are now trying to explain why the young man was walking on the street at the time and looking for his cell phone.
“The cell phone is an important part of our research,” said Supt Wood.
The garbage truck was owned by Sydney Waste Services
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• Cannot stop and help after collision with the vehicle resulting in death
• Dangerous driving with fatal outcome dangerous
• Careless driving (on the occasion of death)
• Improper intervention in corpses or human remains
• Do not reverse safely
“I have absolutely no doubt it was in Central Lane. I would very clearly suggest that someone picked it up. “
Supt Wood called the person who picked up the man’s phone to take him to the police for his investigation.
The man was bailed Thursday before a planned appearance at the Central Local Court.
The truck was owned by Sydney Waste Services.
“We were informed by police early this morning of an incident involving one of our trucks and drivers, and we are deeply concerned about what happened,” a company spokesperson said in a statement.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the victim’s family and friends and we are now working with the authorities.”