Woman In Induced Coma After Being Hit By Two Cars In Sydney East Hit And Run
The woman was propelled onto opposite lanes of traffic before she was struck by a second car which dragged her a short distance before driving off.
What you need to know
- A 47-year-old woman is in an induced coma after being struck by two vehicles on Friday evening
- Police say the woman was with her dog, which died at the scene
- The 19-year-old driver of the first vehicle stopped to help the woman
- She was then struck by a second vehicle, which dragged her a short distance before driving off
A 47-year-old woman is in a critical condition in hospital after being struck by two cars in a second serious hit and run in Sydney in as many days.
The woman was struck by a Toyota Corolla travelling west on Fitzgerald Avenue in Maroubra about 7.15pm on Friday.
The woman, who is believed to have been running across the road with her dog, was thrown into traffic.
Police say the 19-year-old driver of the Corolla stopped to help the woman, before she was struck by a second vehicle, which dragged her a short distance and then drove off.
The woman suffered critical head and internal injuries and was rushed to St George Hospital, where she remains in an induced coma.
The woman's dog was also seriously injured and died at the scene.
Police are now looking for the driver of the second vehicle who failed to stop, and are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.
"We're hoping that this driver will have a conscience and come forward and assist us with inquiries," Acting Inspector Naomi Earle said on Saturday.
Police say the second car was an older model and would likely be damaged from the crash.
It's the second horror hit and run in as many days in Sydney, after a 20-year-old woman was critically injured when a driver ran a red light at Villawood in Sydney's west on Thursday.
"It's concerning for police, we don't know what do now," Earle said.
"We ask people that if you are involved in a collision please stop."
The 19-year-old driver involved in the crash on Friday was uninjured and has undergone mandatory blood and urine testing.
Police say he is suffering from shock but has been assisting them with their inquiries, as investigators continue to search for witnesses or footage that could help identify the second driver and piece together exactly what happened.