The heartbroken family of a teenage girl who was killed in a hit-and-run in Sydney’s west has appealed for the driver, who sped off without helping her, or witnesses to come forward.

Natasha Gadd, 19, was walking home after a night out with friends when she was struck on Henry Lawson Drive in Milperra shortly before 5am Sunday, reports 9  news.

While her friends and paramedics attempted to revive her, she could not be saved.

“Put yourself in my shoes. How would it feel to wake up this morning to that news?” her mother, Charmain Gadd, said.

“My baby is never coming home.”

“He left my baby for dead on the side of the road. He’s a coward, he or she, whoever it was.”

Police believe the young woman was struck by an older model white Toyota ute with a refrigeration unit in the tray, and believe the vehicle lost its side mirror in the crash.

The ute was last seen travelling south on Henry Lawson Drive.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Our thoughts are with friends and family. RIP Natasha.

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  • How can anyone knock someone down with a car and not stop? Just a very selfish act as well as a heartless one. RIP Natasha – condolences to your family


  • What a heartless act. How can they live with themselves. My deepest sympathy to the parents on the loss of their beautiful girl. RIP Natasha


  • Absolutely appalling behaviour – I don’t care how frightened you are, you stop to help.


  • I can’t even run over a cat without stopping to find where its come from. How could anyone hit a person and just drive off?


  • My heart goes out to the family,very sad.


  • How heartbreaking !
    Somehow I hope the person who hit this girl with the car hears from her death and feels remorse and guilt as a burden on the shoulders


  • i’m sure that they are checking cameras and dash cams looking for this person. how sad for the family.


  • wow does no one have any morals anymore – surely the punishment will be harsher when the driver is found. So tragic for her friends with her :( and her mum is right no parent should wake up to that news

    May she rest in peace


  • How could someone flee the scene and not try to offer assistance, let alone not stop to take responsibility for their actions! Absolutely sickening! My deepest condolences to the family.


  • how can that person live with what they have done! No conscience, disgusting


  • Terrible. How can a person run away after hitting, and killing, a person? I hope they will found out who did it!!

    • I don’t get it either – how could a person morally not take responsibility for this tragic event?

      • Some people get scared and run away but then come back. Others are really cowards. :-(


  • Absolutely disgusting and inhumane not to stop and be responsible for this action and to offer first aid and seek medical attention. Every sympathy to the poor family at this incredibly sad time.


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