Man hit by four-wheel drive in Redfern

The victim was pinned to the speed camera pole in Redfern, witnesses say. Photo: James Brechney The victim was pinned to the speed camera pole in Redfern, witnesses say. Photo: James Brechney
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The P-plate driver appeared to lose control of the Mercedes Benz when he drove onto the footpath. Photo: James Brechney

The victim was pinned to the speed camera pole in Redfern, witnesses say. Photo: James Brechney

The victim was pinned to the speed camera pole in Redfern, witnesses say. Photo: James Brechney

A man is fighting for his life after being hit by a four-wheel drive in Redfern.

Witnesses say the man was standing on the footpath near the intersection of Redfern and George streets when the incident occurred just before midday on Saturday.

A witness said the P-plate driver appeared to lose control of the Mercedes-Benz four-wheel drive, and drove onto the footpath, pinning the man to a speed-camera pole.

One witness said the victim’s arm and leg seemed to “rip open” and that “there was blood everywhere”.

Emergency services rushed the man to hospital where he remains in a serious condition.

Police said he was being treated for injuries to his lower right leg.

The P-plate driver was also taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

It is not yet known whether alcohol was a factor, however the driver underwent blood and urine tests.

Police said the driver was cooperating with inquires. The incident will be investigated by the Metropolitan Crash Investigation Unit.  REDFERN: Redfern St is closed eastbound between George St & Pitt St after a car and pedestrian accident. Exercise caution — Live Traffic Sydney (@LiveTrafficSyd) January 10, 2015

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