Pedestrian dies after alleged hit-and run 

The elderly victim of an alleged hit-and-run incident in Warrawong last week has died.

The 74-year-old Port Kembla woman was crossing Cowper Street around 9.20am on Thursday when she was allegedly struck by a small red sedan. It is believed the woman was hit as the car, a Toyota Corolla, reversed.

She was stabilised by ambulance paramedics at the scene, before being taken to Wollon-gong Hospital sufferingfrom serious head injuries.

She underwent emergency surgery on Thursday and remained in a critical condition that night, but died in hospital Saturday.

Lake Illawarra police Inspector Steve Johnson said police were treating the event as an alleged hit-and-run incident.

"Police will allege that the driver failed to stop and render assistance," he said.

"The vehicle involved was located a short time later in Todd Street, Warrawong, where a fire had been set inside the vehicle." 

A 40-year-old man was arrested and charged with negligent driving, driving whilst disqualified and failing to stop at a crash.

He faced Wollongong Local Court, where he was refused bail and will reappear in court on Wednesday, December 19.

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