Update: The roadway is clear, as at 12.15pm. The man has been transported to Wollongong Hospital in a stable condtion.
Earlier: A man has been injured after he was hit by a car at Oak Flats on Tuesday morning.
Early reports indicate that the man tripped and fell into the car’s path while crossing the road with a companion, about 11.20am.
The injured man, aged 25, is conscious and breathing.
He has suffered multiple facial injuries, including several cuts, a neck injury and possible spinal injuries. He is also reporting pain to his shoulder and arm.
The collision occurred on Pioneer Drive near the Central Avenue roundabout, near Lake Illawarra Police Station.
NSW Ambulance paramedics are treating him at the crash site.
Pioneer Drive is closed to eastbound traffic as at 11.50am.
Police are managing traffic at the site and speaking to onlookers including the driver of the black Ford Territory involved in the collision, a male on his red p-plates.
Sheree Mcdonall was a passenger in the Territory when the collision occurred.
“We were driving past Oak Flats station when two youths were on the sidewalk on the middle [of the road],” she said.
“One of them tripped straight in front of the car.
“I jumped out straight away, put him in the recovery position. Put something under his head. Put a blanket over the top to keep the sun out of his face and we waited for an ambulance.”
The Mercury understands the injured man is a resident of an Oak Flats group home operated by the not-for-profit disability service provider, Northcott.