THE driver of a garbage truck has been charged following the death of a man at Redfern yesterday.
Police will allege a 35-year-old man was driving a garbage truck along Bourke Lane about 8am on Monday, May 21, when he drove onto the footpath, running over a man who was sleeping on a mattress outside the front of a home.
The driver stopped and called for emergency assistance; however, the 31-year-old man died at the scene.
The driver was taken to Sydney Eye Hospital for mandatory testing before being taken to Redfern Police Station where he was charged with dangerous driving occasioning death, and negligent driving occasioning death.
His licence has been suspended and confiscated.
The man, from Rockdale, was granted bail to appear in Downing Centre Local Court on Monday, June 18, 2018.