A woman is in hospital following a collision in Maryland over the weekend.
The 37-year-old female was walking along Minmi Road near Anna Place when she was hit by a Renault Koleos.
This occurred just after midnight in the early hours of Sunday morning (July 29), at approximately 12:40.
The woman is currently in a critical condition at the John Hunter Hospital. According to the police report, she sustained serious head injuries. It is thought that she hit the windscreen of the Renault before she landed on the road.
Driving the car was a 53-year-old man and his 16-year-old son. The motorist is currently assisting officers with their investigations, while the teenage boy was uninjured.
This is just one of a string of accidents involving pedestrians in the NSW region over the past few weeks.
Earlier this month (Saturday July 21), a young man sustained minor injuries when he was hit by a van in Canterbury just before midnight at approximately 23:25.
The 23-year-old was taken to a nearby hospital with a cut to the head, and the 44-year-old driver of the van was tested for alcohol. While the results came back negative, police were continuing to investigate the situation at the time they released the report (Sunday July 22).
On that same Sunday, a 37-year-old man was involved in a hit and run incident in Darlinghurst.
He suffered catastrophic injury when he was hit by an unidentified vehicle.
This collision occurred in the early hours of the morning, at approximately 03:40, when he was crossing Oxford Street near Flinders Street.
According to a police report, officers were investigating the incident and doing what they could to find the driver.
In hit and run accidents such as this, it can be difficult for the person hit to pay for medical costs.
When two cars are involved and both parties exchange details and liaise in a helpful, considerate manner, costs can usually be covered by insurance companies or the like.
However if the driver cannot be identified, how is the person who was hit able to seek monetary support?
In some cases, the pedestrian may be eligible for hit run compensation. It may be a good idea that they speak to specialised lawyers who can help them make a case.