Two dead in hit-and-runs
A WOMAN and a motorcyclist are dead after apparent hit-and-runs just hours apart on the Mid-North Coast and in Sydney’s south.
Police say a driver in Port Macquarie saw a woman lying by the side of Hill St about 6:20pm yesterday (Wednesday) and called for help.
The unidentified woman had head injuries and died at the scene.
Police say she has no identification with her and is aged in her 30s or 40s, of Caucasian appearance and wearing dark clothing.
Sergeant Richard Hall from Port Macquarie says police are seeking assistance from the public to help identify the woman and the driver involved.
“It’s believed the woman was hit by a car which, for some unknown reason, failed to stop and assist her,” says Sergeant Hall.
“Police are eager to speak with the driver involved, anyone who believes they may know the woman or anyone who witnessed the crash.
Meanwhile, police investigating the death of a motorcyclist in Sydney’s south yesterday afternoon are treating the incident as a hit-and-run.
Around 3pm officers were called to McKell Ave in the Royal National Park at Waterfall after reports the motorcyclist had crashed.
The 58-year-old man was found lying on the road next to his bike suffering fatal injuries.
Metropolitan Crash Investigation Unit officers discovered evidence a truck had been involved in a collision with the motorcyclist, police say.
Investigators were also told a white medium-sized truck with a flat rear tray was seen driving in the area shortly after the incident.
The man driving the truck was between 20 to 35 years of age and wearing a fluorescent high-visibility work shirt.
Investigations will today attempt to view CCTV from nearby Waterfall Railway Station, which might show the vehicles which travel along McKell Avenue.
The motorcycle has been seized for forensic examination.
Police at this stage have not spoken to anyone who witnessed the collision and are appealing for the truck driver, or anyone who knows him, to come forward.
Anyone who can help in either incident should phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.