Police charge woman over hit and run crash at Wallsend

A woman has been charged following an alleged hit and run crash at Newcastle last week.

About 5.45am (Thursday 1 April 2021), emergency services were called to Douglas Street, Wallsend, after reports a motorcyclist had been knocked from his bike by a black SUV.

The rider – aged 18 – was assessed by NSW Ambulance paramedics before being taken to John Hunter Hospital suffering a fractured pelvis and femur.

Officers from the Hunter Crash Investigation Unit attended and commenced an investigation.

Following inquiries, a 28-year-old woman attended Waratah Police Station yesterday (Wednesday 7 April 2021), where she was arrested.

She was charged with six offences including negligent driving occasioning grievous bodily harm and fail to stop and render assistance.

She was granted conditional bail to appear at Belmont Local Court on Wednesday 5 May 2021.

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