An Australian woman involved in a hit-and-run incident in Papua New Guinea has returned to Australia to escape the risk of revenge attacks.
The woman left the country on the advice of ANZ Bank, which employs her husband in the capital Port Moresby.
In a statement, the bank said the woman “clipped” a young girl with her car on the Poreporena Freeway on May 7.
ANZ says another car then hit the seven-year-old girl, breaking both her legs.
The bank says the girl ran onto the road without warning because she was being chased by an attacker.
ANZ says the driver’s decision not to stop and assist is in line with security advice for avoiding roadside violence.
The woman drove to ANZ’s office and the police were informed the same day.
The family has now left Papua New Guinea and ANZ says it is providing assistance to the injured girl and her family.