Pedestrian in serious condition after young driver fails to stop

A provisional driver has been charged with dangerous driving after the car he was driving allegedly hit a pedestrian in the Mayfield.

Around 3.30pm Sunday, a 79-year-old man was walking along a nature strip on Villiers Street, Mayfield.

Police will allege a 17-year-old boy was driving a Holden Nova when the vehicle collided with the pedestrian.

The elderly man suffered serious injuries and was taken to John Hunter Hospital; his injuries are non life-threatening.

Police will allege the driver left the scene without rendering assistance.

Officers from Newcastle City Police District attended and established a crime scene.

The 17-year-old later attended Waratah Police Station where he was arrested and charged with five offences, including dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm, fail to stop and assist after vehicle impact occasioning grievous bodily harm, cause bodily harm by misconduct and negligent driving occasioning grievous bodily harm.

He was refused bail to face a Children’s Court today.