Inquiries underway after scooter rider injured in crash with stolen ute – Tamworth

Police are investigating after a man riding a scooter was seriously injured when he was involved in a crash with a stolen ute in Tamworth overnight.

Between 9.30pm and 1.00am on Saturday 16 March 2024, a white Holden Colorado was reported stolen from a home in Gunnedah.

About 11.35pm Saturday 16 March 2024, emergency services were called to Jean Street, Tamworth, following reports of a crash.

Officers from Oxley Police District arrived to find a 31-year-old man with serious injuries to his head and leg, and his electric scooter significantly damaged.

Following a canvass of the neighbourhood, police have seized CCTV which shows a crash between the vehicle about 9.35pm. The ute then leaves the scene.

The rider, who is from West Tamworth, has been taken to Tamworth Base Hospital in a stable condition.

A crime scene has been established and police, with the assistance of the Crash Investigation Unit, are investigating the circumstance surrounding the crash.

Police are urging anyone with dashcam footage or information to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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