‘We’re going to be looking at the facts’: NSW Police over fatal hit-and-run
Police say they’re investigating a fatal hit and run involving a woman who died in hospital.
Key points:Police say the vehicle was driven by an 18-year-old manPolice are calling the incident an “attempted homicide”Police say a 19-year old woman has been arrested in relation to the incidentPolice say they are still investigating the death of the woman, who is now in a critical conditionPolice say she is from the western suburbs of Coffs Harbour and Coffs RiverThe 18-wheeler was driven south on the A-B highway, near Coffs Harbor, at about 7:30pm on Sunday.
Officers say the woman was taken to hospital with serious injuries.
A 19-month-old boy was taken from the woman’s car and taken to the Coffs Police Station.
A 23-year, four-day-old girl was also taken to Coffs Hospital.
The woman’s mother has been charged with murder.
Police say it appears the woman and the 19-week-old were driving in the same vehicle.
They say it is believed the woman had a history of alcohol and drug use, but did not know she was pregnant.
Police are also investigating whether the vehicle is a stolen vehicle.
“We’re looking at whether it was stolen,” Inspector Tim Coughlan said.
“That’s why we’re investigating whether it’s stolen, but we’re not looking at what type of vehicle it is.”
Police say that while the woman is in hospital in a serious condition, they are treating the death as an attempted homicide.
“She had a fatal head injury,” Inspector Coughlon said.
Police want anyone who witnessed the incident to come forward.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or visit the Coffins Police Station on Thursday morning.