Two Women Die After Being Hit By A Car At Shopping Centre
Two women have died after being hit by a car at a shopping centre on the NSW mid-north coast.
Police said they were called to the Nambucca Heads shopping centre just before midnight on Saturday.
Attempts were made to resuscitate the women, but both died at the scene.
They were a 24-year-old woman from Bellingen and a 20-year-old from Macksville.
Police are waiting to speak with two people, one of whom is currently being treated in hospital, to assist them with their enquiries.
Detectives will address media later today.
It comes amid a horror weekend on NSW roads, with six people dying in a 48-hour period.
On Friday night, three people died in separate incidents, while on Saturday morning a 23-year-old woman died when her car hit a tree in the NSW Riverina.
At around 8pm on Friday night, a male pedestrian died after being hit by a car in Sydney's south west, with a 64-year-old female driver taken to hospital for mandatory testing.
At 10.30pm, a 57-year-old motorcyclist died in Forster after a collision with a ute on Friday night.
And at 11.30pm, a three-car collision in Sydney's north-west saw three people taken to hospital, with a 25-year-old woman later dying and the 24-year-old male driver charged.
“We are working to reduce the lives lost in preventable tragedies on our roads," Traffic and Highway Patrol Commander, Assistant Commissioner Michael Corboy said.
“It is important that every driver, or rider, takes responsibility to ensure that safety is their number one priority when they are behind the wheel, or on their bike.
“Please slow down, wear your seatbelt, avoid handling mobile telephones, make certain you are adequately rested before driving, and take regular breaks to avoid fatigue.”
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