A young mother and Sudanese refugee has been mowed down by a car in a suspected hit-and-run on the streets of suburban Sydney.
Shocked neighbours told Daily Mail Australia they heard ‘fighting’ several hours before Arek Adwal, 27, was found lying in a gutter on Sherringham Road, Cranebrook near Penrith, bleeding profusely shortly before 4am Friday.
The young mother-of-two was found just 100 metres from her McGann Street home.
It is unclear who was responsible for running Ms Adwal over or whether the driver who hit her is the same person she was heard arguing with hours earlier.
Court records show Ms Adwal is embroiled in a messy personal situation – with a restraining order against her lover, Noreen ‘Noxie’ Munoirirwa, 36
Daily Mail Australia is not suggesting Ms Munoirirwa was involved in the suspected hit-and-run.
Mum of two Arek Adwal, 27 (pictured) was injured in a horror hit and run near her home
Emergency services raced to the scene on Sherringham Road in the early hours of Friday
Police spent Friday morning scouring McGann Avenue, Cranebrook (pictured) as the search for the driver contineus
Residents recalled Ms Adwal walking up the street towards her home around midnight before hearing a fight erupt outside the property at about 1am.
Three hours later, they were woken by the sound of screaming as Ms Adwal was hit by the car.
The injured mother-of-two is understood to have been the one who rang Triple-0 afterwards.
Emergency responders arrived to find Ms Adwal missing her right pointer finger and suffering from serious head and hand injuries.
It is unclear if she sustained her hand injury during the hit and run or sometime prior.
She was rushed to Nepean Hospital, where she remains stable condition.
Ms Adwal (pictured) was missing her right point finger and suffering from severe head injuries when paramedics arrived
Ms Adwal was found lying in a gutter just 100m from her Cranebrook home (pictured)
Neighbours told Daily Mail Australia Ms Adwal moved into the home with her young twin sons more than 18 months ago.
Court records show Ms Adwal has an active AVO against Ms Munoirirwa, which was taken out in January.
The case remains before the courts, with the most recent hearing just three days ago.
Earlier this month, Ms Munoirirwa pleaded guilty to three counts of breaching an AVO and was fined $750.
As the hunt to track down the driver continues, two crime scenes were set up on Friday – one at the crash site and one at Ms Adwal’s nearby home, with officers seen scouring the area for evidence.
One neighbour described Ms Adwal as a ‘nice lady’ who has had a tough life.
He said he often saw her and Ms Munoirirwa, who both do not work nor drive, in the yard with Ms Adwal’s sons.
‘She is really nice. Sometimes I mow her lawn,’ he said.
The investigation remains ongoing.
Neighbours say Ms Adwal has been living in McGann St (pictured) for more than 18 months