A man is in a serious but stable condition in hospital after he was struck by a car while crossing the road in Sydney’s inner-east overnight.
New South Wales Police were told a blue Toyota Yaris hatchback was travelling west along Oxford Street in Surry Hills before it turned into Wentworth Avenue on Monday night.
The car then allegedly struck a 33-year-old man who was walking across the road at a pedestrian crossing.
The driver did not stop and continued travelling along Wentworth Avenue where it hit a parked SUV and caught fire.
Police allege the person behind the wheel then fled the scene.
Emergency services were called to the intersection of Oxford Street and Wentworth Avenue at about 11:30pm where people in the area were assisting the injured man.
Fire and Rescue NSW managed to control the fire however the hatchback could not be salvaged while the SUV was also damaged.
The man is in a serious but stable condition at St Vincent’s Hospital as he undergoes treatment for head injuries after potentially sustaining a fractured skull.
He was initially treated on the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics before he was sent to hospital.
Wentworth Avenue was closed following the incident between Oxford and Goulburn streets as officers within the Crash Investigation Unit examined the crime scene.
The Surry Hills Police Area Command are currently seeking CCTV or dashcam vision which may show more details of the incident.
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