A 16-year-old girl has died and her boyfriend has suffered serious injuries after the pair were hit by a car while arguing on a roadway.
Georgia Galbraith and Ryan Whipp, both 16, were struck by a Toyota Corolla on the Old Hume Highway at about 10.20pm in Mittagong, NSW, on Friday.
The fatal accident occurred after the Holden Commodore they were travelling in stopped in the second lane.
Police sources told The Daily Telegraph the young couple were engaged in an argument with other passengers in their car.
Georgia Galbraith, 16, (pictured) has died in hospital after she was hit by a car on Friday night
Ryan Whipp (pictured) is in a serious condition after being struck by a Toyota Corolla
Ms Galbraith got out of the car and started walking north, while Mr Whipp – who also exited the vehicle – stayed near its rear.
Ms Galbraith was the first of the pair to be hit.
‘Police have been told a vehicle had stopped on the roadway and two teenagers got out before being struck by the Toyota,’ a police statement read.
Paramedics rushed to the scene and treated the teenager for serious head trauma, internal bleeding and performed CPR before she was flown to Liverpool Hospital.
She died in the hospital on Saturday.
Mr Whipp suffered a serious lower leg injury, multiple cuts and abrasions and was driven via ambulance to Liverpool Hospital.
Teenagers Georgia Galbraith and Ryan Whipp are pictured together. The pair were reportedly in an argument with other passengers
The young couple are pictured together before tragedy struck on Friday night
The driver of the Toyota, a man 42-year-old man, was released from custody after undergoing mandatory tests at Bowral Hospital.
Police are continuing their investigations and a report will be prepared for the coroner.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.
The pair were struck by a Toyota Corolla on the Old Hume Highway (pictured) at about 10.20pm in Mittagong, NSW, on Friday