New information in beekeeper hit-and-run investigation
THE vehicle which struck and injured three beekeepers on a Dalmorton road last week is believed to have obtained extensive damage in the collision.
It is an identifying factor police now hope will lead them to the offending vehicle.
Just after 12.30pm on Friday, police were called to Pooles Creek Rd after reports a Toyota Hilux ute had clipped a parked 4WD and then hit three pedestrians.
The ute failed to stop and left the area.
As a result of the crash, a 19-year-old woman remains in Grafton Hospital in a stable condition.
A man, 54, remains in Coffs Habour Hospital in a serious but stable condition and a 57-year-old man has since been released from hospital.
Officers from the Mid North Coast Crash Investigation Unit established a crime scene soon after the incident, and continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the crash.
The utility is described as a white early to late 90s model Toyota Hilux king or crew cab, it has a black bull bar, raised suspension and mud terrain tyres.
Police have been told the vehicle is fitted with a short length aluminium tray that had a black ladder rack bar fitted to it.
As a result of the collision the rear aluminium tray sustained significant damage with sections of the tray floor, the side rails and ladder rack becoming detached.
Anyone who has information in relation to the incident or has sighted the vehicle is asked to phone Grafton police on 6642 0222 or CrimeStoppers on 1800 333 000.