Man Killed In Suspected Hit-Run While On His Morning Walk
A man in his 60's has been killed in a possible hit-and-run while on his morning walk on Sydney's Northern Beaches.
Tony Plati was only a short distance from his home in Freshwater when he was found injured and lying in the middle of Oliver Street early on Saturday morning.
Local resident Jill Farrell told 10 News First he was "clearly badly injured but still alive and fighting for his life".
He later died at Royal North Shore Hospital.
Plati was carrying no identification at the time and police were unable to identify him before his family arrived at the scene.
Detective Chief Inspector Michael Boutouridis said police were canvassing the possibility Plati was struck by a car, but that the driver failed to realise.
"At this stage very early in the investigation we think it was possibly a hit-and-run," he said.
"But given it was dark and it was raining at the time and the man was wearing dark clothing, there's a good chance the driver was unaware they were involved in a collision."
As police review CCTV from nearby homes, Boutouridis urged anyone who may have dashcam footage of the incident to contact them.
"If anyone was on Oliver Street near Brighton Street at Freshwater at 5:45 this morning, I'd like them to come forward," he said.
"They might have some dashcam, might have seen something before or soon after which could help us in our investigation."
Boutouridis said police would likely be able to identify the driver and also urged them to come forward.