Possible hit and run truck driver wanted

Inquiries are continuing to try and identify the driver of a truck which hit a toddler in Ourimbah on October 25. [Assistance from the public requested]

Emergency services were called to Pacific Hwy, Ourimbah, around 3:45pm on Thursday, October 25, after a two year-old boy was struck by a white pantech truck as it was driven out of a service station. The child was treated at the scene by paramedics and fl own by Westpac Rescue Helicopter to John Hunter Hospital, in a serious but stable condition. Police have been told that the child was placed into an induced coma as a precaution.

“However, it appears he’s escaped with only superficial cuts and grazes.” The truck driver did not stop and was last seen driving north along the highway. Officers from Tuggerah Lakes Police District and the Traffic and Highway Patrol Command, are investigating, and believe that the driver may not be aware he’d struck the boy, who had wandered away from a home nearby.

Police are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed or have any dashcam vision in that area around that time or has any information about this incident to contact them.

Source: Media release, Oct 26 NSW Police Media

People with information are encouraged to phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000