The mystery over a frightening hit and run in Penrith on Tuesday appears to have been solved with a man charged over the incident.
About 7.30pm on Tuesday, police were called to Parker Street, near the intersection of the Great Western Highway, following reports a man had been hit by a car.
Witnesses told police a 51-year-old man was crossing Parker Street and had reached the southbound lanes when he was hit by an oncoming car which did not stop.
The injured man was taken to Nepean Hospital in a critical condition.
Officers attached to Penrith Local Area Command and the Crash Investigation Unit commenced investigations into the incident.
Whilst the information was not released to the public, a 39-year-old man attended Penrith Police Station on Thursday to assist police with their investigations. He was later released pending further inquiries.
About 3.30pm yesterday, the man was issued a Future Court Attendance Notice for the offence of failing to stop and assist after vehicle impact.
He will appear at Penrith Local Court in August.