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Woman injured in Eltham hit and run, man charged

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A 45-year-old woman is recovering in hospital after a hit and run at Eltham this morning.

According to a NSW Ambulance spokesperson she was walking along the road in an 80kph zone when she was struck just after 5am.

The driver failed to stop and left the scene.

The pedestrian ‘had a nose-bleed, complained of pain in her knee and was disorientated,’ the spokesperson said.

‘She was placed in a neck brace as a precaution and taken to Lismore Base Hospital.’

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 October 25.


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