MAN CHARGED AFTER PEDESTRIAN FATALITY IN MAITLAND

A man has been charged after a pedestrian was fatally hit by a truck on Cessnock Road, Maitland yesterday morning.

The driver of the truck, a 47-year-old man, immediately stopped and attempted to render assistance; however, the 62-year-old man died at the scene.

The truck driver was uninjured and taken to Maitland Hospital for mandatory testing.

Officers from Port Stephens-Hunter Police District and the Crash Investigation Unit attended and established a crime scene, which was forensically examined.

Following inquiries by Crash Investigation Unit officers, the driver of the truck was arrested and taken to Maitland Police Station, where he was charged with dangerous driving occasioning death and negligent driving occasioning death.

He was granted conditional bail and will appear at Maitland Local Court on Wednesday 27 July 2022.