Fatal fail to stop pedestrian crash

Police have appealed for witnesses to come forward after a pedestrian was killed and the vehicle involved failed to stop at Maitland last night.

About 11.30pm (Saturday 30 November 2019), emergency services were called to Flat Road, near the intersection of Paterson Road, Bolwarra, following reports of a crash.

Officers from Port Stephens-Hunter Police District attended and found a male pedestrian who had been struck by a vehicle.

The 62-year-old man was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics before being taken to John Hunter Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.

The vehicle left the crash scene and was last seen travelling south on Paterson Road.

Officers from the Metropolitan Crash Investigation Unit attended and examined the crime scene.

Investigators are now appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the crash or have dashcam vision or information about the vehicle involved to come forward and contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

A report will be prepared for the Coroner.

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