CCTV footage released as hunt for Tweed hit-and-run driver continues

UPDATE @ July 11 2018 | Police have stepped up the hunt for a driver they believe is responsible for a hit-and-run incident in Tweed Heads South.

About 8pm on Sunday a female pedestrian was struck on Minjungbal Drive, suffering head and leg injuries.

The 59-year-old has undergone surgery in Gold Coast University Hospital where she remains in a stable condition.


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Crash Investigation Unit officers wish to speak with the drivers of three vehicles who may be able to assist with their inquiries.

The vehicles shown in the CCTV footage (see below) include a white, possibly 2009 to 2015 model Mitsubishi Triton, single-cab utility with a damaged left-side mirror.

The vehicle also had a rear steel tray and canopy, and writing on the passenger-side door.

A dark grey Ford Fiesta, or similar small hatchback, and a sports motorcycle were also seen in the area at the time and are depicted in the CCTV.

Any witnesses or anyone with dashcam footage of the crash is urged to come forward.

EARLIER @ July 9 2018 | A woman has been seriously injured in a hit-and-run in Tweed Heads, with Police now searching for the driver of a white ute.

The 59-year-old was struck on Minjungbal Drive at Tweed Heads South around 8pm on Sunday, suffering head and leg injuries.

She was taken to Gold Coast University Hospital in a serious but stable condition.

Crash Investigation Unit officers have put a call out for the driver of a white late model single-cab ute, with a steel tray, to come forward to help with inquires.

Police also want to speak with the driver of a dark grey Ford Festiva and the rider of a white sports motorcycle seen in the area at the time as they may be able to assist in the investigation.

Any witnesses or anyone with dashcam footage of the crash is urged to come forward.

If you have information for Police, please contact NSW Police on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day. 

You can report also information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via nsw.crimestoppers.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

Since graduating from University in 2003, Rachel has worked in radio in a variety of roles including announcer, journalist and copywriter. The crazy world of radio has taken her from her hometown of Toowoomba to Wollongong, Sydney, Brisbane and finally the Gold Coast when in 2009 she started writing and presenting news with Hot Tomato and myGC.com.au.

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