Police are hunting three Asian men who are believed to be illegal immigrants over the death of a woman left on a footpath after a horror smash in western Sydney.
The woman, who was a passenger in the Holden Commodore station wagon, was flung from the vehicle before the men fled on foot from the scene.
Witnesses describe seeing ten vehicles drive past as the woman aged in her 30s lay dead on the footpath, the Daily Telegraph reported.
Police said they believed the three men were in the country illegally and were painting for cheap labour.
Photos from the scene of the accident, which occurred Waldron Road near Campbell Hill Road in Chester Hill, show large amounts of paint in the car thrown all over the road after it exploded from the accident.
Inspector Darryl Hawes, from Campsie Police told the newspaper: ‘They obviously give little regard for human life.
‘From the amount of household paint in the car, it’s a possibility that they are a painting crew.’
Detective Chief Inspector Phillip Brooks from the Traffic and Highway Patrol Command told reporters on Saturday that CCTV footage showed three Asian males fleeing the scene by foot.
Mr Brooks also added that police had visited the home of the registered vehicle owner who was not home at the time, adding the person is compelled to report to the nearest police station to assist in investigations.
‘Certainly this is a very sad and tragic event and a family is missing a loved one this morning.
‘To leave someone at the side of the road is sad and tragic but also very cowardly.’
Police said speed caused the accident and is still investigating if the unidentified woman died as a result of it or otherwise.
An Uber driver, in his 20s, who witnessed the crash has also spoken to police.