A man has died after being struck by a van in Sydney’s south-west on Wednesday afternoon.
Emergency services were called to Clarence Street, Condell Park, before 4pm where they found an unconscious man understood to be aged in his 70s.
The man had left his family home and crossed the street to get to his parked vehicle, neighbours said.
The man opened the vehicle’s door to get in when a white van travelling north along the same street struck the man and continued to drive from the scene.
The injured man was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics. However, he died on the way to hospital.
Witness Muhammad Kassem told Nine News he was standing in his front yard with his family when he saw the van speed down the street.
“‘Bang!’ Someone smacked him and you see the guy on the floor – about 10 metres, he flew. And he just drove off,” Mr Kassem said. PLEASE SHARE: Police are appealing for urgent assistance to locate a van and the driver following fatal hit-and-run in Condell Park. #9Newspic.twitter苏州夜总会招聘/7ecLkHDHn8— Nine News Sydney (@9NewsSyd) December 28, 2016
The man was “leaning over his car to get stuff out of it” when he was struck by the van, another witness told Seven News.
A section of Clarence Street taped off by police included a damaged white ute on the side of the road. Objects were strewn across the road in front of the ute including a pair of black boots, clothing and a children’s soft toy.
Police arrived at the scene and began an investigation into the incident.
The van is described as white, similar to a mini-van, and may have been damaged on the front passenger side of the vehicle. */]]>