Taxi driver charged after a passenger was injured at Jannali

A taxi driver has been charged after allegedly failing to stop when a passenger fell from his taxi while driving in Jannali earlier this month.

About 3.30am on Saturday, May 6, a taxi driver picked up two passengers from outside a hotel on Murray Street in Pyrmont.

About 4.15am, a short time after dropping one of the passengers off, the second passenger, a 25-year-old man, reportedly fell out of the rear passenger door onto Novara Crescent, while the taxi was driving on the road.

The driver of the taxi allegedly failed to stop and drove from the scene.

A passing motorist stopped and contacted emergency services.

Ambulance paramedics treated the man before taking him to hospital with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.

On Sunday the taxi driver, 30, went to Campsie police station where he was arrested.

He was charged with failing to stop after impact causing grievous bodily harm, negligent driving occasioning grievous bodily harm, and failing to exchange particulars.

He will appear in Burwood Local Court on June 1.