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PICTURED: Pedestrian, 21, killed in alleged garbage truck hit-and-run


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PICTURED: Pedestrian, 21, killed by a reversing garbage truck in a Sydney laneway before alleged driver ‘moved his body and continued his rubbish run’

  • George Yuhan Lin, 21, described as a ‘gentle’ person and highly talented student 
  • The driver Tuiniua Fine, 51, appeared in court charged with manslaughter
  • Fine allegedly pulled the body out from underneath the truck and drove away  

A 21-year-old pedestrian hit and killed by a reversing garbage truck before his body was allegedly moved to the side of a lane way was a talented student at one of Australia’s top schools.  

George Yuhan Lin was seen on CCTV footage looking at his phone while walking along Central Street in Sydney’s CBD around 1.30am on Wednesday.

A garbage truck, allegedly driven by Tuiniua Fine, 51, struck Mr Lin from behind.

George Yuhan Lin, 21, (pictured right) was seen on CCTV footage looking at his phone while walking along Central Street in Sydney’s CBD before he was struck

Police will allege Fine was seen putting on gloves and moving Mr Lin’s body out from under the vehicle before driving off and continuing his rubbish run.

Mr Lin scored almost perfect marks when graduating from James Ruse High and had the second highest grade in NSW for economics, according to 7 News.

The only child spent his spare time tutoring other students.

‘I feel so sad because he is so gentle to us all the time,’ a friend said. 

Mr Lin scored almost perfect marks when graduating James Ruse High and had the second best scores in NSW for economics

Mr Lin scored almost perfect marks when graduating James Ruse High and had the second best scores in NSW for economics

Tuiniua Fine, 51, (pictured) appeared in Central Local Court on Thursday charged with a range of offences, including manslaughter, negligent driving occasioning death and interfering with a corpse

Tuiniua Fine, 51, (pictured) appeared in Central Local Court on Thursday charged with a range of offences, including manslaughter, negligent driving occasioning death and interfering with a corpse

Fine appeared in Central Local Court on Thursday charged with a range of offences, including manslaughter, negligent driving occasioning death and interfering with a corpse.

His family and friends covered their faces and defended the truck driver as they were questioned by reporters.

‘Accident is accident,’ a woman said.

‘He is a very good man,’ said another person. 

Fine did not apply for bail and will return to court in April. 

Shocked witnesses tried to revive Mr Lin at the scene, but he was pronounced dead when paramedics arrived.     

‘The guy’s been tangled under the car and [the driver] has driven another 20 or 30 metres and dragged him along,’ witness Aaron Fleming told Nine News.  

The alleged driver was tracked down three-and-a-half hours later in Kings Cross. 

After getting out of the vehicle Fine was allegedly seen putting on gloves and moving Mr Lin's body out from under the vehicle before driving off and continuing his rubbish run

After getting out of the vehicle Fine was allegedly seen putting on gloves and moving Mr Lin’s body out from under the vehicle before driving off and continuing his rubbish run

Fine's family and friends covered their faces and defended the truck driver as they were questioned by reporters

Fine’s family and friends covered their faces and defended the truck driver as they were questioned by reporters

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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