Woman in wheelchair stabbed in the throat at NSW shopping centre

A wheelchair-bound woman has been airlifted to hospital with critical injuries after being stabbed in the throat by a younger woman at a shopping centre on the NSW South Coast.

According to police, an argument is alleged to have broken out inside an elevator between a 42-year-old woman in a wheelchair and a 27-year-old woman at a shopping centre on Upper Street in Bega at around 1pm on Friday.

It’s alleged the younger woman then left and retrieved a weapon from her car before returning to the shopping centre and allegedly stabbing the wheelchair-bound woman in the neck.

She then fled the scene.

Paramedics were called and treated the 42-year-old woman at the scene before rushing her to the South East Regional Hospital with critical injuries.

She has since been airlifted to Canberra Hospital for further treatment.

She remains in a serious condition.

At around 2pm, the 27-year-old woman surrendered herself to police at Bega Police Station and handed in the weapon.

She has since been charged with causing grievous bodily harm to person with intent to murder.

She was remanded in custody and due to front Batemans Bay Local Court today (Sunday).

Woman wrestled to the ground, sexually assaulted by men at rest stop

A woman has been left traumatised and covered in cuts and bruises after allegedly being pinned to the ground and sexually assaulted by two men inside a toilet block at a rest stop near Yass.

Police say the 44-year-old was driving a white dual-cab ute and towing a horse float along the Hume Highway when she pulled into a service station at Yass at around 10.10pm on Sunday 17 April.

Two hours later, the woman left the service station and continued to drive along the Hume Highway towards Sydney, when she stopped at a rest stop somewhere between Yass and Campbelltown and entered a toilet block.

Once inside the toilet block, police have been told the woman was allegedly wrestled to the ground by two men and sexually assaulted.

The woman, traumatised and injured, drove to her home on the state’s central coast and contacted police.

She was treated by paramedics for cuts and bruises.

Investigating officers are trying to determine what rest stop the woman stopped at as it’s understood she was too traumatised to pinpoint an exact location.

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward as they try and track down the woman’s alleged attackers who have only been described as having Australian accents and smelling strongly of body odour.

“It’s believed there may have been two semi-trailers parked at the rest stop at the time of the incident,” police said in a statement.

Officers are pleading with the drivers of these two trucks to come forward.

Anyone who may have seen the woman’s vehicle – a white dual cab utility towing a horse float with Queensland registration – or any suspicious activity at any rest stop along the 220 kilometre stretch of highway between Yass and Campbelltown to come forward and contact Crime Stoppers.

Man, 70, lucky to be alive after savage stabbing on Victorian street

A 70-year-old man has been airlifted to hospital in a critical condition after he was allegedly stabbed by a young woman he had allegedly stopped to help on a quiet street in south-west Victoria.

Police say the 70-year-old was riding a pushbike along Cape Nelson Road in Portland around 9pm on Friday when a 21-year-old woman reportedly flagged him down and asked to use his mobile phone.

The man reportedly refused to hand over his phone at which point it’s alleged the woman then stabbed him multiple times in the chest before fleeing the scene.

The elderly man lost a significant amount of blood and some how managed to stagger to a nearby home where he was treated by paramedics before being rushed to Portland hospital.

He has since been flown to Melbourne’s Alfred Hospital where he remains tonight in a critical but stable condition.

The 21-year-old woman was arrested nearby and has since been charged with intentionally causing serious injury.

She has been remanded in custody to appear in Warrnambool Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday 26 April.

Hospital employees said he is doing well considering his age and the amount of blood he lost.

Police told 9NEWS the man was lucky to be alive.

Teen girl killed, boy seriously injured in Southern Highlands crash

A teenage girl has died and a 15-year-old boy has been airlifted to hospital in a serious condition following a single-vehicle crash near Mittagong in the New South Wales Southern Highlands early this morning.

Police say the pair were travelling in a car that left the Old Hume Highway at Breamar, just north of Mittagong, and collided with a tree just before 2am.

The 17-year-old female driver died at the scene. Her 15-year-old male passenger sustained multiple fractures and was airlifted to Liverpool Hospital in a serious but stable condition.

Police are investigating the cause of the crash and are urging witnesses to come forward and contact Crime Stoppers.

Woman dies in hospital after being hit by car in Newcastle

A woman has died after being hit by hit by a car in Newcastle on Saturday morning.

Police say the 44-year-old was struck by a Mazda 3 sedan being driven by a 39-year-old man while crossing First Avenue in South Cardiff, around 13 kilometres west of Newcastle’s CBD.

She was rushed to John Hunter Hospital in a critical condition where she sadly succumbed to her injuries and died shortly after arriving.

The driver of the Mazda, who stopped and assisted the woman before emergency services arrived, was taken to hospital for mandatory drug and alcohol testing.

As investigations in the accident continue, police are urging anyone who may have witnessed the collision to come forward and contact Crime Stoppers.