Elderly man trapped under bus

police 8POLICE are appealing for information after an elderly man was hit by a bus in Wollongong about 3.45pm yesterday (Tuesday).
An 82-year-old man was crossing the road at the intersection of Crown and Keira Streets, when he was struck by a bus.
The man was trapped under the bus for a short time, before being released and taken to Wollongong Hospital. He remains in hospital in a critical condition.
The 45-year-old female driver of the bus was not injured.
Police commenced inquiries into the incident, established a crime scene and spoke to a number of witnesses.
Police would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident and who has not yet spoken to police.

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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