4WD tragedy: Toddler dies after being struck on driveway

May 21, 2020
Police were called to the scene in Corowa at around 5pm on Wednesday, May 20.

A 20-month-old girl has tragically passed away after she was struck by a 4WD on the driveway of a property in southern NSW, overnight.

Police were called to the scene on Enfield Street, Corowa, at around 5pm on Wednesday, to reports that a young girl had been hit by a Toyota Hilux. Emergency responders attempted to revive the infant, however NSW Police have since confirmed that she sadly died at the scene as a result of her injuries.

A crime scene was established at the Enfield Street property by officers from the Murray River Police District, and examined by specialist forensic police.

The driver of the 4WD vehicle, a 74-year-old male, was arrested and taken to hospital for mandatory testing, before being transported to Corowa Police Station to assist police with inquiries. However NSW Police confirmed on Thursday morning that he has since been released pending further investigations.

A report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.

In a separate incident. in NSW yesterday, a 20-year-old jogger is in critical condition after being struck by a car whilst running in Sydney’s west yesterday. Emergency services were called to Rundle Road in Busby at around 5.55pm on Wednesday to reports a pedestrian had been hit by a car.

Officers attached to Liverpool City Police Area Command attended, along with NSW Ambulance paramedics, who treated the man, from Heckenberg, for head injuries. He was taken to Liverpool Hospital in a serious condition, where he is currently undergoing surgery.

Police were told the man – who was out jogging – was struck by a Nissan Pulsar while on the roadway. The driver of the car, a 76-year-old man from Bonnyrigg Heights, was also taken to Liverpool Hospital for mandatory testing.

A crime scene was established and the circumstances surrounding the incident is underway.

More to follow.

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