A man who collapsed while taking a ride on an Uber has died.
Key points:The man died after being taken into custody and transported to hospital in SydneyThe man, whose identity was not released, was taken to hospital for observationThe man’s death has sparked anger and protests in SydneyA 23-year-old man was taken into police custody on Tuesday afternoon and taken to Sydney’s Princess Alexandra Hospital for observation, NSW Ambulance Service (NSAS) said.
The man was identified as a 23-old male, who was taken from his car on the Swanston Street exit on Swanston St, about 3.30pm.NSAS said the man was in stable condition on Wednesday morning.
It said police were not treating the incident as suspicious.
“The incident is being investigated by NSW Ambulsives and the State Coroner’s Office,” a spokesperson for NSWAS said.
“No further details will be released at this stage.”‘
People should have known’The man reportedly took the Uber to the Swanstream Street exit at around 4pm.
“When the man did not stop, a vehicle driving the man in his vehicle drove down Swanstream St towards Princess Alexandra and into a footpath,” NSWAS posted on Twitter.
“Officers were called to the scene and were at the scene within minutes.”‘
I’m scared to be in the car’A video posted on Facebook shows the man being taken to the hospital.
“People should not have been in the vehicle,” he is heard saying in the video.
“I’m a little scared to walk in the ambulance,” he said.
A video shows police on Swanstream street on Swanstan Street, Sydney.
Photo: FacebookNSAS later said the video was not taken by a NSWAS officer.
“This video does not depict the conduct of a police officer,” it said in a statement.
“However, there is an incident on Swanstar St where a pedestrian was taken away from the scene by police and was taken for observation.”
We are continuing to gather information as to the circumstances surrounding this incident and will provide further updates as and when it is confirmed.”‘
It’s scary’Hundreds of people have turned out to protest the incident, which has sparked concerns about safety.”
It’s crazy that the police could just drive away and take away a person’s life,” one person told 7.30.”
It’s scary. “
It can’t happen in Sydney.”
Mr Hines told ABC radio on Wednesday he was concerned for the man’s safety.
Topics:accidents,police,sunday-harbour-2290,sydney-2000,southern-australiaFirst posted March 06, 2020 21:06:55More stories from New South Wales