A 29-year-old woman has been charged after a pedestrian was hit and several cars were rammed in Newcastle CBD on Friday morning.
Video taken by a bystander shows a ute ramming a yellow hatchback on Hunter Street and striking a pedestrian before an ambulance arrives and the ute takes off towards Stewart Avenue.
Several nearby workers then approach the ute and urge the driver to get out of the vehicle after it becomes stuck in traffic at a red light.
But the ute pushes its way through cars stopped at the lights and takes off out into the intersection, where it collides with another car.
The car then flees down Stewart Avenue towards Merewether.
The 55-year-old male pedestrian sustained minor injuries to his arm and was taken to John Hunter Hospital for treatment. No one else was injured.
The incident occurred about 6.15am. A short time later, the ute was found on King Street and was seized for forensic examination.
Following inquiries, police arrested a 29-year-old woman on King Street about 9.15am.
More to come.
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