Pedestrian hit while crossing highway at Blackheath

An 82-year-old Blackheath man remains in Westmead Hospital after he was hit by a truck on the Great Western Highway on Friday.

Emergency personnel work on an elderly man hit by a truck at Blackheath on Friday.

Emergency personnel work on an elderly man hit by a truck at Blackheath on Friday.

Eye-witnesses said it appeared that Ken Austin started to cross the road in between vehicles which were stopped at the red light at Govetts Leap Road and stepped in front of a stationary truck just as the lights changed and the driver began to move off.

It is understood the driver could not see the pedestrian below the front of the truck.

Mr Austin was treated at the scene for nearly an hour before being taken to Blackheath Oval where a CareFlight helicopter flew him to Westmead.

A CareFlight spokesman said he had suffered multiple leg and pelvic injuries when wheels of the cement truck twice passed over him at low speed.

A hospital spokeswoman was unable to provide an update on Mr Austin’s condition.

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