Police arrest driver who fled crash scene – Newcastle

Police have arrested a man following a crash in the state’s mid north coast last night.

Emergency services were called to the Pacific Highway near Tomago Road, Tomago about 11.50pm (Thursday 19 September 2019), after reports of a two-vehicle crash.

Police have been told that a Subaru Impreza and Toyota Camry were travelling in a south-bound direction, when the Toyota collided with the rear of the Subaru, causing the Subaru to lose control before coming to rest, overturned in a culvert.

The Toyota came to a stop a short distance from the Subaru, with the driver getting out and running in a southerly direction along the Hexham Bridge.

Officers attached to Port Stephens-Hunter Police District and the Dog Unit arrived and located the driver of the Toyota, a 47-year-old man, hiding within the grounds of a nearby business.

He was arrested and taken to John Hunter Hospital for treatment to minor injuries and mandatory testing.

With assistance from Fire and Rescue NSW and NSW Ambulance paramedics, the driver of the Subaru, a 59-year-old man, was extricated and taken to John Hunter Hospital for treatment for hip and leg injuries.

Officers attached to the Crash Investigation Unit have established a crime scene and will conduct inquiries into the circumstances surrounding the crash.

The 47-year-old is expected to be charged once he is released from hospital.

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