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Helensburgh hit and run

POLICE are appealing for witnesses to come forward following a crash at Helensburgh on Sunday.
Police believe a 58-year-old man was riding his pushbike south along the Old Princes Highway about 6.15am, when he was struck by a vehicle.
The man was found injured next to the roadway by a group of other cyclists a short time later.
NSW Ambulance Paramedics treated the man at the scene for a number of suspected fractures, before he was taken to St George Hospital.
He remains in intensive care in a stable condition.
Wollongong police have launched an investigation and are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incident to come forward.In particular, they would like to speak to the driver of an older model White Ford Laser with Victorian registration and green P plates on the vehicle.
Anyone who knows the identity of the driver or has any information that could assist investigators is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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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