A car collided with a tree outside the Griffith courthouse at around 3am on July 23, with the driver and front passenger fleeing the scene.
The vehicle had approached the roundabout on Banna Avenue at a high speed, before the driver lost control of the car and collided with the tree and a small brick wall. The vehicle did a 180 degree spin before mounting the gutter.
Chief Inspector John Wadsworth said that the driver had not yet been identified.
After the accident, the driver and front passenger of the car fled the scene while another in the passenger-side back seat was injured and trapped in the vehicle by the tree. Paramedics and firefighters attended the scene and treated the man, who was found to have suspected fractured ribs.
He was described as 'experiencing discomfort trying to breathe' and in a 'serious but stable condition,' and has since been taken to Griffith Base Hospital. He was also found to have been intoxicated at the time of the accident.
NSW Fire and Rescue and the SES also attended the scene.
The two who fled are thought to be young males of a similar age.
Chief Inspector Wadsworth confirmed that the vehicle had been towed for forensic examination and that inquiries were continuing.
Anyone with information on the incident is encouraged to contact Griffith police on 6969 4299 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
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