A woman was killed after being struck by several cars “in quick succession” in Pinelands, including by two drivers who allegedly failed roadside drug tests, NT Police said.
Police said they were notified of the woman being struck by a vehicle on the Stuart Highway in Pinelands last night, around 7:30pm, but that it turned out three vehicles had struck the woman.
“The woman was struck by several vehicles in quick succession on a dimly lit section of the road,” Detective Senior Sergeant Brendan Lindner said.
Police said all three drivers stopped as required by law, but that two of them failed “roadside saliva indication drug tests and were subsequently arrested for confirmation drug testing”.
“A 24-year-old female driver was later confirmed to have cannabis within her system and immediately suspended from driving for 24 hours. She was released from custody pending further investigation,” Snr Sgt Lindner said.
Police said the woman, described as Aboriginal, middle-aged and “wearing a brightly-patterned dress” was struck in the inbound lanes of the Stuart Highway, near the turn off to McKinnon Rd on the left and Mander Rd on the right.
The highway was closed for most of the night, reopening at 4am.
Police are searching for witnesses.
“We are appealing to all motorists travelling through Pinelands around 7.30pm, who saw either the crash or the female pedestrian prior to the crash,” Snr Sgt Lindner said.
“Anyone who travelled through the area with dash-cam footage between 7:00pm and 7:45pm is urged to contact police on 131 444.”