A man has died after being hit by a car in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs this afternoon.
Emergency services were called to Anzac Parade after reports a pedestrian had been hit at the corner of Kenny Avenue, Chifley, just after 2.30pm.
An emergency helicopter was also called to the location where members of the public were relieved by paramedics who spent close to an hour trying to revive the man, aged in his 70s, who went into cardiac arrest.
Despite their best efforts, the man was pronounced dead at the scene.
“When responding paramedics arrived on scene they found the gentleman in cardiac arrest with significant head injuries,” NSW Ambulance Inspector Jordan Emery said.
“The full circumstances will be the subject of a police investigation but from what we understand the man was in the roadway when he was hit by the car.”
Inspector Emery thanked the members of the public who came to the man’s aid immediately after the accident and began to administer CPR.
“I thought it was a car hitting a car, because we have a lot of that here. But I looked out the window and I saw the body go flying through the air,” local resident Marie Austin told 9News.
The male driver was taken to Prince of Wales hospital for mandatory testing.
Northbound road closures have remained in place into the evening, from Little Bay Road to Forrest Street, with diversions in place.
A report will be prepared for the coroner.