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Woman seriously injured in Taupo hit and run

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 A 36-year-old woman who was struck by a ute is going to require lengthy period of treatment and rehabilitation, says police.

The woman was hit by a vehicle on Richmond Ave, Taupo, on Friday, June 21.

Taupo CIB Detective Sergeant Andy Livingstone says the woman has suffered serious injuries that will require a lengthy period of treatment and rehabilitation.

“She is receiving support from family and friends.”

During their investigation, the police identified a white ute as the vehicle that struck the pedestrian. The ute is described as being a ‘double cab’ or a ‘king cab’ with rear doors, and the ute is not lowered as reported earlier.

“Though the driver chose not to stop and assist the person they hit, it is not too late for this person to come forward and demonstrate some genuine concern and responsibility in this situation.

“Ultimately the driver will be responsible to their own family, our community and the victim over their decision to come forward or not.”

Police would like to thank the members of the public for their help with information in relation to this incident.

“I would also appeal to those who know where this vehicle is now and the identity of the driver to come forward to Police with this information.”

If anyone has any information, please call Taupo Police on 07 378 6060.

Information can also be provided anonymously by calling CrimeStoppers on 0800 555 111.

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