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Charges laid over Helensburgh hit and run

A WOMAN is facing court after a cyclist was hit by a car at Helensburgh earlier this month.
Officers believe a 58-year-old man was riding his pushbike south along the Old Princes Highway about 6.15am on Sunday January 5, 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.
Paramedics treated the man at the scene for a number of suspected fractures, before he was taken to St George Hospital.
Wollongong police launched an investigation which culminated on Wednesday with the charging of a 23-year-old Engadine woman. She was charged with negligent driving causing grievous bodily harm, failing to stop and assist after vehicle impact causing grievous bodily harm.
The woman was granted conditional bail and will appear in Wollongong Local Court on Tuesday February 18.

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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