Police appeal for witnesses to serious crash

UPDATE 10AM: Police are re-appealing for information following a serious crash south of Grafton on Friday.  

About 12.40pm, a white Toyota Hilux utility was travelling along Pooles Creek Road, Dalmorton, when at the cross of Blacksmith Shop Road, it clipped a parked 4wd and hit three pedestrians.  

The utility allegedly left the area without stopping.  

Emergency services were called to the scene and a woman, aged 19, and two men, aged 57 and 54, were taken to hospital with serious injuries.  

All three remain in a stable condition.  

A crime scene was established, and officers from the Far North Coast Crash Investigation Unit continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident.  

Investigators would like to speak to anyone with information about the white Toyota Hilux utility seen in the area at the time of the incident.  

The vehicle is further described as having a raised suspension and may have damage as a result of the incident.   Inquiries continue.  

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au.  

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WESTPAC Rescue Helicopter Paramedics had to deal with a unique situation in responding to a hit-and-run collision at the cross of Pooles Creek Road, Dalmorton and Blacksmith Shop Road at Dalmorton, South of Grafton.

According to police and the rescue helicopter, at around 12.40pm, five beekeepers were attending their hives at Dalmorton when a Toyota Hilux utility clipped a parked four-wheel drive and collided with three of the beekeepers.

The vehicle did not stop, and fled the area.

Emergency services including NSW Ambulance and the Westpac Rescue Helicopter were called to the area, and their job was made more challenging with the bees becoming agitated, and paramedics forced to wear bee-keeper headwear as a safety precaution.

Two of the patients were taken by road to Grafton Base Hospital in a stable condition, while the third was flown by helicopter to Coffs Harbour Base Hospital in a critical, but stable condition.

A crime scene was also established as local police investigate, with the assistance of Mid North Coast Crash Investigation the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Police would like to speak to anyone with information about the Hilux utility seen in the area at the time of the incident. The vehicle is further described as having a raised suspension and may have damage as a result of the incident.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/



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