Strikes pedestrian, flees

A PETERSHAM man faces numerous charges after a pedestrian was seriously injured in a crash at Marrickville on Saturday.

Just before 11.30am, emergency services were called to Petersham Road, Marrickville, after reports that a red Holden Astra hit a parked car, struck a female pedestrian, and crashed into a parked utility, causing it to catch alight.
The male driver then ran off and was pursued for a short time by a witness before fleeing.
The pedestrian, a 52-year-old woman, sustained serious leg injuries and was taken to hospital in a stable condition.
Following inquiries, a 28-year-old man was arrested on a train at Belmore Railway Station.
He was subjected to a roadside breath test, which allegedly returned a positive result.
The Petersham man was charged with drive conveyance taken without consent of owner, driving a motor vehicle while licence suspended, dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm – driving under the influence, negligent driving (occasioning grievous bodily harm), failing to stop and assist after vehicle impact causing grievous bodily harm, failing to stop and assist after impact causing injury, not giving particulars to injured person, driving with mid-range PCA, and goods in personal custody suspected being stolen.