UPDATE: Man charged after hit-and-run near Lismore

UPDATE, 12.30pm: POLICE have charged a man after a woman was injured in an alleged hit-and-run near Lismore today.

About 5am, emergency services were called to Johnston Road, near Federation Drive, at Eltham, about 15km north-east of Lismore, following reports a pedestrian had been struck by a car.

It will be alleged the driver failed to stop and render assistance.

A 45-year-old woman was taken to Lismore Base Hospital in a stable condition.

Officers from Richmond Police District established a crime scene and commenced an investigation.

A short time later, a 35-year-old man was arrested at a property in Eltham Road, Eltham, and he was taken to Lismore Base Hospital for mandatory testing.

The man was then taken to Lismore Police Station where he was charged with negligent driving, and fail to stop and render assistance.

The man was granted conditional bail and is due to appear before Lismore Local Court on Thursday 25 October 2018.

Inquiries continue.

 

UPDATE, 8.38am: AN AMBULANCE NSW spokesman said around 5:15am today two paramedics attended to a 45- year-old woman who was struck by a vehicle.

The spokesman said the woman who was walking along a road at Eltham was struck by a car in an 80km/h zone.

"She was conscious and breathing, had a nose-bleed, complained of pain in her knee and was disorientated," he said.

"Her vitals were good but paramedics took spinal precautions and placed a collar around her neck before she was taken to Lismore Base Hospital around 6:10am."

 

Original story: A WOMAN has been injured after an alleged hit-and-run early this morning.

The pedestrian, who sustained leg injuries, has been transported to Lismore Base Hospital.

She was walking along the road when struck by a vehicle just after 5am.

It is understood the driver failed to stop and left the scene, but was apprehended by police around 6.30am.

The man is undertaking mandatory blood and urine testing.

More to come.
 



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