UPDATE | Man in his 70s in critical condition after being involved in accident with truck on Forest Road, Bexley

UPDATE | Man in his 70s in critical condition after being involved in accident with truck on Forest Road, Bexley

UPDATE:

A man in his 70s has been taken to St George Hospital in a critical condition after being involved in an accident with an B-double truck at Forest Road, Bexley.

Police, Fire and Rescue and Ambulance crewe were called to the accident scene about midday today.

Three ambulance crews attended including the Specialist Care Medical Team with a critcal care doctor and critical care paramedic.

The man is reported to have suffered substanial leg injuries and possible head injury. He was treated at the scene before being taken to St George Hospital.

EARLIER:

There are reports that a pedestrian has been involved in an accident with a truck on Forest Road, Bexley between Stoney Creek Road and Harrow Road. between Stoney Creek Road and Harrow Road

NSW Traffic reported that the accident occurred around midday.

A Leader reader sent a photo of the accident scene.

"It appears a pedestrian has been hit by one of the many B-double trucks coming through Bexley residential streets in order to dodge the NSW Government's new toll on the previously free M5 East tunnel," said resident Nick, who did not want to use his last name.

"Many had predicted it was only a matter of time before something like this happened, given a huge truck comes through our residential streets every 10-20 seconds, and sadly that's become a reality today, in just the first year of the toll.

"Previously TfNSW said they would 'wait for a year of data' on the impact these trucks have had on our streets.

"Well it's a year now and to no surprise they're doing nothing.

"No word yet on the condition of the poor person seemingly hit, very sad and entirely preventable if the NSW Government had not continued on this course of encouraging trucks out of safe tunnels and onto residential streets."