Pedestrian dies after being struck by car on freeway.

A man has died in hospital after being struck by two cars at Freemans Waterhole, in the Lake Macquarie area, yesterday. 

About 8.30pm (Thursday 24 December 2015), a 43-year-old man was struck by two vehicles – a Ford Falcon and a Kia Sorento – on the M1, near the Freemans Drive on-ramp. 

The man was treated by Ambulance Paramedics and taken to John Hunter Hospital, where he died today. 

Both drivers have been spoken to and underwent mandatory blood and urine testing.

 Police have spoken to a number of witnesses and will investigate the full circumstances surrounding the incident as they prepare a report for the Coroner. 

This fatality is the 6th since Operation Arrive Alive was launched for the festive season. 

As part of Operation Arrive Alive, double demerit points will apply for speeding, mobile phone use, seatbelt and helmet use. Double demerits will apply from 24 December 2015 to January 3 2016 and from 22 January 2016 to 26 January 2016 inclusive.


Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/ Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via our Facebook and Twitter pages.

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