Police have reminded motorists of their responsibility to remain at the scene of crashes, following three hit-run incidents this week.
An as yet unidentified woman was killed last night on Hill Street and Port Macquarie police believe the driver would have been aware of the incident.
“It’s believed the woman was hit by a car which, for some unknown reason, failed to stop and assist her,” Sergeant Richard Hall said.
Earlier this week fatal hit-run incidents occurred in Fairfield West and at Waterfall, south of Sydney.
Assistant Commissioner John Hartley, the Traffic and Highway Patrol Unit Commander, said that failing to stop had dire ramifications.
“A number of hit-and-run victims are taken to hospital, where they later die. By leaving these people you are decreasing their chance of survival.
“We must think of the family and friends that are left devastated and lacking closure about the death or serious injury of their loved one.
“I am appealing not only to the humanity of drivers, but also reminding them of the serious legal ramifications for those involved in hit-and-run crashes”
“By leaving the scene of a crash, you are risking serious charges and up to 10 years gaol time,” he said.
Police are still hunting the drivers involved in all three incidents.