A person has died after being struck by a garbage truck in Redfern. Picture: Sam McBeath
A person has died after being struck by a garbage truck in Redfern. Picture: Sam McBeath

Man dies after being struck by garbage truck

A man has been hit and killed by a garbage truck at Redfern.

The fatality took place about 8am on Bourke Lane, off Zamia St.

Police and paramedics found the man critically injured. He was treated at the scene but was unable to be revived.

 

The scene where a man has been killed by a garbage truck this morning. Picture: Richard Dobson
The scene where a man has been killed by a garbage truck this morning. Picture: Richard Dobson

 

His age is not known at this stage and he is yet to be formally identified.

The driver of the vehicle, a man believed to be aged in his 30s, will be taken to St Vincent's Hospital for mandatory testing.

Officers from Crash Investigation Unit will investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident.

 

Police at the crime scene. Picture: Richard Dobson
Police at the crime scene. Picture: Richard Dobson

 

There are significant traffic implications with buses delayed up to 15 minutes.

Redfern Police and detectives are also on scene speaking to witnesses with a tarpaulin used on Bourke Lane to shield the public from the grisly scene.

"You just hope it's noone you know," a shocked jogger said. "This is a real family area with lots of kids- it's so worrying."

It is the 29th pedestrian fatality this year.

 

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It comes after a pedestrian was hit and killed by a bus in Sydney's north on the weekend.

The man, who has not been formally identified, was struck by the bus as he crossed Bridge Road in Hornsby on Sunday afternoon.

Witnesses gave the man first aid until paramedics arrived but he died at the scene, police say.


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