March 16, 2024

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A reckless driving incident in North Arm Cove, NSW Hunter region, resulted in serious injuries to a 20-year-old woman and a 14-year-old girl after a driver performing burnouts lost control and collided with them before fleeing the scene.

Incident Details
The crash occurred late Friday night when a Ford Falcon engaged in burnouts veered off course, striking the two victims and crashing into a power pole, subsequently catching fire. The driver abandoned the scene, leaving behind the injured and the flaming wreckage.

Victims’ Condition
Both injured individuals were promptly transported to John Hunter Hospital, presenting serious injuries including pelvic and leg trauma. Their condition necessitated immediate medical attention due to the severity of their injuries.

Investigation and Appeal for Information
Authorities have seized the burned-out vehicle for forensic analysis and are currently seeking the driver responsible for the crash. Police are urging witnesses or anyone with video evidence of the incident to come forward to assist with the ongoing investigation.

Community Impact and Safety Message
This incident has sparked concern within the North Arm Cove community and serves as a grim reminder of the dangers associated with reckless driving and burnout stunts. Police emphasize the need for road safety and the legal consequences of endangering lives through irresponsible behavior.

As the community hopes for the swift recovery of the injured and justice for the irresponsible actions leading to the crash, this incident underlines the critical importance of safe driving practices and the community’s role in preventing such dangerous activities.