Media release

Call for Witnesses - Hit and Run - Darwin


Police are calling for witnesses following the fatal hit and run of a 37-year-old man overnight.

Superintendent Robert Rennie from the Traffic Operations Division said the incident occurred in the vicinity of Mindil Beach car park at approximately 8:00pm.

“It is alleged that a driver of a sky-blue XR Ford Falcon sedan reversed the vehicle and struck the victim. The driver has then fled the scene.  

“The victim was transported to Royal Darwin Hospital, but passed away a short time later.”

Detectives from the Serious Crime Unit and Major Crash Investigation Unit are currently investigating circumstances surrounding the incident.

“We are very interested to speak with the occupants of the Blue Ford Falcon believed to be involved in the incident,” said Superintendent Rennie.

“We are also calling for anyone who was in the vicinity of Mindil Beach between the hours of 6:00pm and 8:30pm, or anyone who may have seen the vehicle in question to contact Police on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

“Any information, no matter how insignificant you may think it is, may just be the piece of information we need.”

This latest fatality brings the Territory road toll to 7 compared to 6 the same time last year.