Driver Charged Over Wickham Hit And Run

Jennifer Bates died in the crash

Driver Charged Over Wickham Hit And Run

Charges have now been laid over yesterday's fatal hit and run at Wickham.

A 31 year old man's been charged with dangerous driving occasioning death and failure to stop.

He allegedly drive into 36 year old Jennifer Bates's scooter on Hannell Street on Wednesday morning, before fleeing the scene.

The alleged driver later handed himself into police.

Mrs Bates suffered critical injuries and later died in hospital.

The 36 year old was a respected architect and climate change campaigner.

Her heartbroken husband has told Fairfax "Newcastle has lost a very special person."