Police charge man after cyclist hit and seriously injured in Eastlakes

A man will face court later this month after a crash in Sydney’s south-east this morning.

About 2.40am (Saturday 6 March 2021), emergency services were called to Southern Cross Drive, near the off ramp to Wentworth Avenue, at Eastlakes, after reports a cyclist had been hit by a white Ford falcon utility.

Officers from South Sydney Police Area Command and the Crash Investigation Unit (CIU) attended and commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the crash.

The cyclist, a 57-year-old man, suffered serious head, back, shoulder and leg injuries after being thrown from the bike.

He was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance Paramedics before being taken to St Vincent’s Hospital in a serious condition.

The driver of the utility, a 21-year-old man, was arrested and taken to hospital for mandatory testing.

Following inquiries, the 21-year-old man met with officers at Mascot Police Station, where he was charged with dangerous driving occ GBH – drive manner dangerous and negligent driving (occasions grievous bodily harm), and his NSW driver’s licence suspended.

He was bailed to appear at Downing Centre Local Court on Monday 22 March 2021.

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