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Police hunt after Corrimal hit and run

Police carA MAN has been killed after he was struck by a vehicle when the driver failed to stop at Corrimal in the early hours of Friday morning.

Shortly after 2am on Friday emergency services received several triple zero calls regarding an injured man near the southbound lanes of Memorial Drive between Railway Street and Towradgi Road.

Police attended a short time later and found a 48-year-old man with critical injuries that are believed to have been caused by the impact of a motor vehicle. The man was treated at the scene by paramedics and taken to Wollongong Hospital, where he later died.

Wollongong police attended and established a crime scene. Crash Investigation Unit officers also attended the location and have taken carriage of the investigation. Police have urged anyone with information about the incident to come forward.

About Mick Roberts

A newspaper journalist, writer and local 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 the Sydney and Illawarra regions of NSW 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 authoring a number of history books, Mick has owned and operated 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 Limted), Sydney based, City News, and is now with Torch Publications.

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