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.