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    Australia - Girl, 17, left for dead at Lake Heights near Port Kembla, NSW

    Police are appealing for public assistance following a suspected hit and run near Port Kembla overnight.

    Just after 1am (Sunday 20 April 2014), emergency services were called to Northcliffe Drive, near the intersection of Lake Heights Road, at Lake Heights, after reports of a woman on the road.

    Officers attached to Lake Illawarra Local Area Command arrived to find a 17-year-old girl lying on the roadway.

    The girl was treated by NSW Ambulance Paramedics for head injuries, before being taken to Wollongong Hospital.

    She remains in hospital in a critical condition with extensive head injuries.

    Police spoke to a number of witnesses in the neighbourhood, who described hearing a loud noise shortly before discovering the girl on the roadway.

    Specialist officers from the Crash Investigation Unit also attended and examined the scene.

    Police are investigating the possibility that the girl was struck by a vehicle and the driver left the location.

    Inquiries into the matter are continuing and police are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incident, and has not yet spoken to detectives, to come forward.

    Police are urging anyone with information about this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://www1.police.nsw.gov.au/.

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    http://www.illawarramercury.com.au/s...cs=298#slide=1

    I'll have nightmares thinking about a 17 year walking 5 klms at 1am. that's such a long way for a young girl at that time of night.
    Could she have been thrown from a car?
    Just horrible for her parents.

    ‘‘Last night my younger sister... was walking home alone from Warrawong to Berkeley,’’ she wrote.
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    Quote Originally Posted by they'll get you View Post
    http://www.illawarramercury.com.au/s...cs=298#slide=1

    I'll have nightmares thinking about a 17 year walking 5 klms at 1am. that's such a long way for a young girl at that time of night.
    Could she have been thrown from a car?
    Just horrible for her parents.

    ‘‘Last night my younger sister... was walking home alone from Warrawong to Berkeley,’’ she wrote.
    they updated the page; new link ( until they update it again )

    http://www.illawarramercury.com.au/s...eights/?cs=298

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    As I posted in the other thread, my friend's neighbour found this young lady and told my friend about her injuries and told her that it didn't look like they were from being hit. He saw her arm reaching out as he drive past, but apparently she was unconscious when he went to her. I also saw a post made by April last night which sounded frightening This is about 10 mins from my house and it's very unusual to hear of anything like this.

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    I will say that I would not recommend walking there in the middle of the night though. There are some great paths next to the lake that I was planning on running soon, but might hold off for the moment, just in case.

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    Sad I hope she makes a full recovery and they find who did it. Coward!

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    Girl was walking from Warrawong to Berkeley, according to her sister.

    https://www.google.com.au/maps/dir/W...34.4807543!3e0

    Found on Northcliffe Drive, near the intersection of Lake Heights Road (about way along blue line on map).

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    I'm not allowed to post a screencap of her last fb post am I? It was posted by her sister in a buy and sell group I belong to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LJKaust View Post
    I'm not allowed to post a screencap of her last fb post am I? It was posted by her sister in a buy and sell group I belong to.

    If it is the victims facebook I believe you can


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    http://www.illawarramercury.com.au/s...eights/?cs=298

    Sister's plea after teenage girl left for dead at Lake Heights

    On Sunday, the girl’s sister took to social media with an impassioned plea for assistance to locate the driver.

    ‘‘Last night my younger sister... was walking home alone from Warrawong to Berkeley,’’ she wrote.

    ‘‘She was found unconscious on Northcliffe Drive.

    ''She may [have] been abused or [involved] in a hit and run between 12.30 and 1.30.

    ‘‘Any information please let me know or if she has taken anything.’’
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    http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/lake-heigh...421-36za2.html

    Lake Heights hit and run: April-Lee Gillen found injured beside the road

    The sister of a teenage girl left fighting for her life after a suspected hit and run near Port Kembla on Sunday morning has taken to social media to plead for information.

    Witnesses found April-Lee Gillen, 17, lying by the side of the road on Northcliffe Drive at Lake Heights shortly after 1am on Sunday.

    Her sister Kimberly wrote on Facebook that April-Lee was “in ICU on life support bleeding from her brain and not breathing on her own”.

    “She may of (sic) been abused or a hit and run between 12.30 and 1.30,” Kimberly wrote.
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    I agree with They'll get you
    It is a long way for a girl to be walking home alone at night.
    This is looking very sinister, and yes maybe not a hit a run as first thought?

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    Doesn't sound like she had any intention of getting in the car, this weirdo may have lost it and decided to hit her with his car instead.

    Police said a number of witnesses described hearing a noise shortly before discovering the girl on the roadway

    Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/lake-heigh...#ixzz2zTEbpxWR
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    Quote Originally Posted by sleepinoz View Post
    Doesn't sound like she had any intention of getting in the car, this weirdo may have lost it and decided to hit her with his car instead.

    Police said a number of witnesses described hearing a noise shortly before discovering the girl on the roadway

    Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/lake-heigh...#ixzz2zTEbpxWR
    Hopefully there are bits from his car at the scene.

    Poor girl. I hope she fully recovers.
    I do agree its a long way to walk alone.

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