Man dies after being found at roadside with severe injuries

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A SEVERELY injured man who was mysteriously dumped at the side of a road this morning, has died on his way to hospital.

A TAXI driver on an overnight shift made a gruesome discovery at the side of the road at Lake Macquarie, NSW when he found a severely injured man — who then died on his way to hospital.

An investigation is underway and detectives believe the mysterious death is suspicious.

Police say officers were called shortly after 1am today, when the taxi driver, who was travelling on Oakdale Road at Whitebridge, discovered a man by the side of the road.

The man had suffered extensive injuries and the taxi driver frantically called emergency services.

After the injured man received initial treatment at the scene, he was flown by the Westpac Helicopter.

However, he couldn’t be saved and died during the flight to Royal North Shore Hospital.

Police from Lake Macquarie Police District have established a crime scene at the location and have commenced inquiries into how the man received his injuries.

At this time, he has not been formally identified.

“Investigators have urged anyone who was travelling near Oakdale Road at Whitebridge around 1am today and saw, or may have dashcam footage, of anything unusual or suspicious to come forward immediately,” a spokeswoman for NSW Police said.

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