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Elderly pedestrian in critical condition after hit by car

POLICE are appealing for information after an elderly pedestrian was hit by a car in Wollongong yesterday.

Just before 11.20am, police and emergency services were called to Kenny Street following reports a 79-year-old man had been hit by a car.

The man from West Wollongong sustained serious head injuries and lapsed into cardiac arrest at the scene. Paramedics managed to revive him before he was conveyed to Wollongong Hospital. He remains in a critical condition.

The 45-year-old male driver, who was not injured during the incident, was also taken to hospital for mandatory blood and urine tests. Officers from the Southern Region Crash Investigation Unit (CIU) attended and examined the scene.

Witnesses to this incident are urged to contact Wollongong Police on (02) 4226 7899 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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About Mick Roberts

A Sydney journalist, writer and historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in Australia for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides writing a number of history books, Mick has owned and managed several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), Sydney based, City News, and Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW. He currently calls the inner-Sydney suburb of Surry Hills home.

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