NSW police arrest woman after pedestrian hit at Wagga Wagga

A woman has been arrested after a pedestrian was struck in Wagga Wagga at the weekend.

About 2am on Saturday 31 October 2020, emergency services were called to Fernleigh Road, Ashmont, following reports a 20-year-old woman had been struck by two vehicles while walking down the street.

Police were told the woman was initially struck by a Nissan Patrol, causing her to fall to the ground.

The 19-year-old male driver and his passenger stopped to render assistance, before a second vehicle struck the woman and failed to stop.

The woman suffered serious head and pelvic injuries and was taken to Wagga Wagga Base Hospital, before being airlifted to Royal North Shore Hospital, where she remains in a serious condition.

Officers from Riverina Police District established a crime scene, which was examined by specialist police from the Crash Investigation Unit.

The Nissan Patrol was seized for further examination and the driver was taken to hospital for mandatory testing.

Following extensive inquiries and a public appeal for witnesses, a 19-year-old woman was arrested at a home in Glenfield Park about 5.30pm the same day. A black Honda City sedan was seized and will undergo forensic examination.

The woman was released pending further inquiries.

Investigations are continuing.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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