Run-over woman mistaken for debris

BLAIR ENSOR
Last updated 16:21 27/05/2014
Barrington St hit and run
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SERIOUS INJURIES: The scene on Barrington St where a female in her 30s was run over twice last night.

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A woman suffered serious injuries after being run over twice by separate cars.

Emergency services were called to the scene of the incidents on Barrington St, near the intersection with Cobham St, Christchurch, about 10.20pm yesterday.

The woman, in her 30s, was struck first by a car that then fled the scene a police spokesman said. 

Police inquiries indicated the woman had been sitting on the road when she was hit by the first car, which did not stop.

She was then hit by a second car.

The second driver initially thought the vehicle had struck an object on the road. But the driver stopped and returned to the scene.

The woman was taken to Christchurch Hospital for treatment, where police have spoken to her.

A Canterbury District Health Board spokeswoman described the woman's condition as comfortable. She was in a ward at the hospital and not in a position to talk about her ordeal, the spokeswoman said.

A St John ambulance spokesman said the woman suffered serious injuries, including possible head injuries.

Police have spoken to the driver of the second vehicle, but are appealing to the driver of the first vehicle to make contact.

Any witnesses to the collision are also asked to contact police.

Anyone with information could contact Christchurch police on (03) 363 7400.

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