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Chatswood Sydney crash: Man is struck by a car – sparking debate over who was at fault

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Dramatic footage has surfaced of the moment a pedestrian was sent flying into the air after being struck by a car while trying to run across a busy six-lane road.

Dashcam footage from two cars caught in traffic captured the moment the man was hit after racing across the Pacific Highway in Chatswood, Sydney, on January 30. 

The young pedestrian was cartwheeled into the air from the impact, hitting his head on the concrete as he slammed into the ground. 

He could be seen writhing in pain as other cars cautiously edged forward, before one woman eventually rushed to his aid as he sat on the ground holding his head.  

It’s believed the white car involved in the collision drove off without stopping to check on the injured man.  

A man has been hit by a car after crossing a busy intersection in Chatswood on January 30

A man has been hit by a car after crossing a busy intersection in Chatswood on January 30

Social media users were quick to attack the pedestrian for crossing the road before the pedestrian light turned green. 

‘Always check before running across a road,’ wrote one.

‘So over pedestrians and cyclists thinking red lights only apply to cars,’ added another.

‘Yes he is an absolute flog for running out like that, but where is the common decency to check to see if he’s okay,’ added a third.  

Evidence from a different angle suggests the white vehicle (pictured) may have ran a red light

Evidence from a different angle suggests the white vehicle (pictured) may have ran a red light 

Viewers have been divided as to who is to blame but many believe the white vehicle ran a red light (pictured)

 Viewers have been divided as to who is to blame but many believe the white vehicle ran a red light (pictured)

However, one eagle-eyed viewer was quick to point out that one frame of the crash appears to prove that the white car may have gone through a red light.   

‘Pedestrian jumps the gun but this is the position of the white car on first frame of green light for camera car. Likely they also ran the red,’ the viewer wrote, sharing a screenshot of the driver waiting on the adjacent road with a green light.  

‘Pretty sure that the driver did run a red… May explain why they didn’t stop to check on the pedestrian,’ agreed another.  

Other viewers condemned the drivers who witnessed the shocking moment and did nothing.

‘I am appalled that no one jumped straight out as soon as it happened. Shows how caring Sydney is,’ one said.

‘Where is the humanity?’, another asked. 

The driver appears to drive off as others stay in their car while the man (pictured) cradles his head from the impact

The driver appears to drive off as others stay in their car while the man (pictured) cradles his head from the impact

This post was first published on DailyMail.

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