Woman critically injured, dog killed after being mowed down by two cars on evening walk

A WOMAN is fighting for her life in hospital tonight after being run over by not one but two cars while walking her dog along a residential street in Sydney.

The horrific scenes unfolded on Fitzgerald Avenue, near where the road meets Nagle Avenue in Maroubra just after 7pm on Friday.

Police said the 47-year-old woman was crossing Fitzgerald Avenue with her dog she she was struck by a westbound Toyota Corolla.


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The impact propelled the woman onto the other side of the road where police say she was then struck by a second vehicle travelling in the opposite direction.

The woman was dragged a short distance along the road by the second ‘older model’ vehicle before it fled the scene.

The 47-year-old sustained life-threatening injuries and was rushed to St George Hospital where she remains tonight, in an induced coma.

Sadly, the woman’s dog died at the scene.

Police from Eastern Beaches Police Area Command and the Metropolitan Crash Investigation Unit are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident.

They are pleading for the driver of the second vehicle, described only as an ‘older model’ light in colour, to come forward.

“We’re hoping that this driver will have a conscience and come forward and assist us with inquiries.”

Acting Inspector Naomi Earle

Speaking to reporters on Saturday morning, Acting Inspector Naomi Earle said the incident was “concerning for police”.

“We believe the motorist would have been aware that they have collided with something,” she said.

“…they [the driver] have dragged the poor female for some distance – so they would be aware that they have collided and they would have damage on their vehicle.”

The 19-year-old man behind the wheel of the Corolla was taken to St George Hospital for mandatory drug and alcohol testing.

The horrific incident comes just two days after a 20-year-old woman was run over and left for dead in Sydney’s west.

The young woman was run over by a ute which allegedly ran a red light in Villawood on Thursday night.

She too has been placed in an induced coma with a fractured skull, bleeding on the brain and multiple broken bones.

Police are still searching for the driver.

Detectives are appealing for anyone who witnessed either incident or may have dashcam or CCTV footage that could assist with their investigation 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.

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