Moment & # 39; cowardly hit-and-run & # 39; driver & # 39; runs away from crash scene with a moon boot after hitting a wheelchair bound woman, 87, with his truck & # 39;
- A 34-year-old truck driver has been charged with leaving the scene of a crash
- Reportedly, a man with a boot and an 87-year-old woman wore a few lights
- The man was detained after being chased by passers-by on Tuesday
A truck driver walking on the moon ran away from a crash scene after hitting an 87-year-old wheelchair-bound woman, police say.
The 34-year-old man reportedly fled Newtown & King Street, in the southwest of Sydney, after his truck hit a set of lights and the woman hit Tuesday at about 11:00 AM.
CCTV images show a man in a yellow sweater running down the street and knocking over a stall while two men chase him.
NSW Police say the 34-year-old driver fled after his small truck hit a traffic light in Newtown and hit the older woman Tuesday morning
The man – who wore a moon boot on his left leg – was detained on Wilson Street by various passers-by before being arrested by officers.
He was taken to the hospital for mandatory tests and was later charged with six offenses, including dangerous driving with serious physical damage and not stopping and assisting.
The man was denied bail on Wednesday at the local court of Parramatta.
Detective inspector Katie Orr said the driver has so far refused to answer investigators' questions.
She said that the older woman, who suffered from pelvic and limb fractures, remained in serious condition at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.
Her 65-year-old daughter, who pushed on the wheelchair, escaped with slight bruises.
CCTV images show a man in a yellow sweater running down a street and knocking over a stall while two men chase him
The elderly woman, who has sustained pelvic and limb fractures, is still in a serious condition at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Emil Sayfullim was one of the bystanders who chased the driver.
He said he had a & # 39; boom & # 39; heard when the truck hit the lights followed by people shouting: & # 39; He is running away! & # 39;
& # 39; I didn't even think about it. I started running & # 39 ;, he told Ten News.
& # 39; Now that I think about it later, it might be dangerous. I don't know but (it was) just automatic. & # 39;
Bystanders have chased a truck driver who is reportedly driving a Sydney footpath and driving an 87-year-old woman in a wheelchair
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