One dead, two injured after car ploughs into NSW footpath

A young woman has been killed and two others injured after they were struck by an out-of-control car while walking along a footpath outside a nightclub at Wollongong overnight.

Emergency services were called to the Princes Highway about 10.30pm, following reports a Toyota Camry had lost control, mounted the kerb and struck four pedestrians walking along the footpath, before hitting a power pole.

Upon arrival, they found a 19-year-old woman suffering multiple critical injuries, with officers performing CPR until paramedics arrived.


Two other pedestrians, an 18-year-old woman and a 21-year-old man, were also injured, while a 20-year-old male pedestrian managed to escape unharmed.

They were all treated at the scene before being taken to Wollongong Hospital, where the 19-year-old woman died a short time later.

The younger woman remains in hospital where she is being treated for a fractured pelvis, while the man is being treated for leg and rib fractures.

The driver, an 18-year-old man, and front seat passenger, a 21-year-old man, were arrested at the scene and taken to Wollongong Hospital for mandatory testing.

A second passenger in the car has also been assisting police with their inquiries.

Anyone with information about the incident, or who has dashcam vision, is being urged to come forward.

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