CHARGES LAID AFTER TWO PEOPLE HIT BY CAR AT TAMWORTH

Police have charged a man over a hit-and-run incident in Tamworth on the weekend.

Emergency services were called to Manilla Road at Oxley Vale around 11.30 on Saturday night, following reports two pedestrians had been hit by a car.

Upon their arrival, crews treated a 27-year-old man and 28-year-old woman.

The man suffered head injuries and was taken to the John Hunter Hospital in a serious condition, where he remains. The woman suffered minor injuries and didn’t require hospital attention.

It’s understood the driver of the car, a Toyota Hilux, had fled the scene after hitting the pair.

Officers later found the car abandoned on Alexandra Street and established a crime scene.

They proceeded to arrest a 37-year-old man shortly after, nearby. He was taken to Tamworth Rural Referral Hospital for mandatory testing before being taken to Tamworth Police Station.

The man, from Narrabri, has been charged with three offences including dangerous driving, causing bodily harm by misconduct in a motor vehicle and failing to stop and assist.

He has been refused bail to front Tamworth Local Court.

Investigations into the incident are continuing.