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The scene at Dalmorton State Forest after three beekeepers and their vehicle were struck by a Toyota Hilux on Friday. Photo Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter
The scene at Dalmorton State Forest after three beekeepers and their vehicle were struck by a Toyota Hilux on Friday. Photo Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter

Police are appealing for information following a hit and run accident involving three beekeepers in Dalmorton State forest, south of Grafton, on Friday.

About 12.40pm on Friday, December 9, a white Toyota Hilux utility with raised suspension travelling along Pooles Creek Road clipped a parked 4WD and hit three of five beekeepers who were tending their hives nearby.

The utility was travelling at about 80kph and fled the scene without stopping.

Emergency services were called to the scene and ambulance paramedics and the Life Saver rescue helicopter medical team treated the three patients at the scene.

A woman, aged 19, and two men, aged 57 and 54, were taken to hospital with serious injuries.

Two patients were road transported to Grafton Base hospital in stable a condition. One male patient was flown by the helicopter to Coffs Harbor Base hospital in a critical, but stable condition.

Helicopter crew said the job was more challenging as the bees were quite agitated and medical personnel were forced to wear beekeeper headwear as safety precaution.

Investigators would like to speak to anyone with information about the white Toyota Hilux utility seen in the area at the time of the incident.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/

 


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