Man dies after being hit by car on Great Western Highway

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A pedestrian has died after being struck by a vehicle in Kingswood last night.

Just before 11pm last night, police and emergency services were called to the Great Western Highway, Kingswood, following reports a pedestrian had been struck by a vehicle.

On arrival, police located a 56-year-old man suffering critical injuries.

He was treated at the scene before being taken by Ambulance Paramedics to Westmead Hospital, where he later died.

“The 31-year-old male driver of the vehicle was taken to Nepean Hospital for mandatory blood and urine testing,” a police spokesperson said.

“Officers from St Marys Local Area Command established a crime scene at the location, which was examined by specialist forensic officers.

“The road was closed for three hours while investigators conducted their inquiries.”

Detectives are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident and has not yet spoken to police to contact Crime Stoppers.

A report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.

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