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Mannum Man Charged Over Hit & Run


The alleged driver of a red Ford sedan involved in a crash at Mannum this week has been tracked down and charged with serious traffic offences.

Police allege they spotted a 2005 red Ford Falcon sedan driving erratically on Neil Street on Wednesday around 1.30pm. When the patrol conducted a u-turn to follow the car they located it a short distance away on Belvedere Road where it had collided with a Honda sedan and Stobie pole before tearing in half. The driver left the scene before police arrived.

The driver of the Honda, a 60-year-old man from Mannum, was airlifted to the RAH with non-life threatening injuries.

On Thursday evening a 19-year-old man from the Mannum area was arrested and charged with serious traffic offences, including dangerous driving to escape police and failing to stop after a crash.

He is expected to appear in the Mount Barker Magistrates Court today, Friday 5 March, possibly via video link to Murray Bridge Magistrates Court.

Anyone who saw the red Ford Falcon sedan prior to the crash or who has any information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at www.crimestopperssa.com.au