DERBYVILLE, NSW – “Theres no need to be angry.
Just be thankful youre here.”
It’s a sentiment that has helped Josh Wray, the man who was killed after being hit by a car at the intersection of Swanston Street and Swanston Avenue in the Sydney suburb of Derbyville last month.
“I know he was there to help his family and thats all I care about is his family,” Mr Wray said.
“It wouldnt matter if he was dead, theres still a little bit of joy in that.”
A young couple who were riding their bike through the intersection when a car came through.
It was around 1:30am on January 19 when a white car came speeding towards them, striking Josh Wrydeaux.
The man who died from his injuries at the scene was not wearing a seatbelt.
He was the 19th cyclist to be killed in the city this year.
The driver of the car is currently being investigated by the NSW Police Force’s Traffic Investigation Squad.
“When I first saw him come I thought, ‘He must be a very brave person, he must be very brave to have come and help me’,” Mr Wrye said.
“But theres a lot of fear that comes with it.
It wouldnt make me feel better to have killed someone, I know that, but its sad that hes gone.”
A police statement said the vehicle driver has been arrested and will appear in Derby County Magistrates Court on Friday.
“The family and the NSW State Police are appealing for witnesses,” the statement said.
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