Hit, run driver sought

POLICE have fielded a strong response to a Woolgoolga mother's plea to catch the driver who scarred her three-year-old daughter for life.

Distraught mother Tina Atkins, appeared in The Coffs Coast Advocate on March 9 urging the coward who fled the scene of the accident, in which her daughter Montana was injured, to turn themselves in to the law.

Woolgoolga police say they have received a host of promising leads, which are under investigation.

Young Montana was left with severe facial injuries, after a four-wheel-drive ran into her older sister's Mazda on the night of February 26.

The accident happened at the intersection of Newmans Rd and the highway about 9.05pm.

In an act of negligence, the driver of the four-wheel-drive fled the scene. Anyone with information should call Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000.



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