Driver charged over death of Illawong man Fred Dib

A driver has been charged over the death of Sydney man Fred Dib, who was found lying critically injured in the middle of a busy road on Tuesday morning.
Nanjing Night Net

The 30-year-old Indian national was arrested at Sutherland police station early on Wednesday and charged with negligent driving causing death and failing to stop and assist after a crash.

Police say they are continuing to investigate exactly how Dib, 45, came to be lying in the middle of the south-bound lanes of Alfords Point Road in Illawong with critical head, stomach and leg injuries just before 6am on Tuesday.

Police believe Dib, who lived a short distance from where he was found, was struck by two cars, but only the second vehicle stopped to help him and waited for emergency services to arrive.

Sutherland Police Superintendent Julian Griffiths said on Tuesday that Dib was believed to have suffered serious injuries to the right side of his head before he was run over the second time.

Dib was taken to St George Hospital, where he underwent emergency surgery and died on Tuesday morning.

Detectives will allege that the Indian national, from Engadine, crashed into Dib in his white Toyota Camry before driving away.

Police are also investigating possible bikie gang links to Dib.

Dib was killed a few weeks before he was to be sentenced for an aggravated break and enter and a stalking and intimidation charge.

Court documents reveal he was also due to be sentenced on March 26 for resisting an officer in the execution of his duty at the Sydney Downing Centre.

The 30-year-old driver charged overnight was refused police bail and is due to appear in Sutherland Local Court on Wednesday.

Police are also appealing for the male driver of a white Pantech truck, which stopped briefly at the crash scene before emergency services arrived, to contact them.

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