An alleged failed attempt to steal a newborn baby from a Sydney hospital turned into a hit-and-run on Friday afternoon.
The infant was allegedly taken from Blacktown Hospital against the advice of the Department of Family and Community Services by a 47-year-old woman, believed to be her grandmother.
After leaving the hospital with the baby, the woman allegedly hit a pedestrian on Main Street, but did not stop the car.
This police officer saved a newborn baby girl who was stolen from a Western Sydney hospital
The woman then allegedly hit a 40-year-old man, who was taken to hospital with head injuries
The baby girl was in the car during a hit-and-run on Main Street, Blacktown on Friday afternoon
The infant was ‘taken’ from Blacktown Hospital by ‘grandmother’ against the wishes of DOCS
‘The was a car speeding, and there was a lady inside,’ a witness told 7News. ‘In the back, there was a baby…The car hit a man and pulled him over.’
Police used CCTV to locate the child, who was in the car at the time of the incident.
She was unharmed, but taken to Patrick St Medical Centre as a precaution, before being returned to Blacktown Hospital.
The infant was taken to Patrick St Medical Centre to be examined after Friday’s hit-and-run
The man allegeedly hiy by the baby’s ‘grandmother’ was taken to nearby Westmead Hospital
The litttle girl was unharmed in the crash, and was eventually returned to Blacktown Hospital
A witness describes seeing the woman hit a man with her car, and then continuing to drive
The 47-year-old woman hit a pedestrian on Main St, drove away and then returned to the scene
The child’s mother and grandmother are being questioned by police after Friday’s hit-and-run
The woman reportedly returned to the scene just minutes later and was arrested just after 3pm on Friday.
The infant’s mother and grandmother are reported to be in custody and are being questioned.
The 40-year-old man suffered head injuries in the collision and was taken to nearby Westmead Hospital, according to the Daily Telegraph.
Police are continuing to look into the incident and will provide updates as the investigation continues.
The infant girl was checked after the alleged hit-and-run at a nearby clinic and was unharmed
The child has been safely returned to the hospital, but her father is reportedly still on the run
The 47-year-old woman who hit a pedestrian on Main Street had her car towed after her arrest