Pedestrians run down: 1 dead, 2 critical

ONE person is dead and two others are fighting for their lives in hospital after they were each run over by cars in separate incidents in NSW on Friday night.

The first incident happened about 6pm on the Great Western Highway at Springwood, in the Blue Mountains.

Police said a 46-year-old man was struck by not one but two cars while running across the road.


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The man was hit by a Nissan X-Trail before being thrown into the path of a Hyundai Veloster.

Police said a Ford Ranger then smashed into the back of the Hyundai.

He sustained life-threatening injuries and was airlifted to Sydney’s Westmead Hospital where police say he remains today in a critical but stable condition.

The drivers of the Nissa, Hyundai and Ford were all taken to hospital for mandatory drug and alcohol testing.

Then, around an hour later, a 37-year-old was run over while attempting to cross the Pacific Highway at St Leonards, on Sydney’s North Shore.

He was rushed to the Royal North Shore Hospital where he too remains today in a critical condition, fighting for his life.

Lastly, about 9.15pm, a 60-year-old woman was run over and killed while crossing a road on the Central Coast.

The woman was struck by a Holden Commodore on Wyong Road, near Pindarri Avenue at Berkeley Vale and died at the scene.

The 69-year-old man driving the Commodore was also taken to hospital for mandatory drug and alcohol testing.

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding each incident and will prepare reports for the Coroner.

If you have information for Police, please contact NSW Police on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day. 

You can report also information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via nsw.crimestoppers.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at myGC.com.au. He was appointed Managing Editor of the Junee Southern Cross newspaper at the age of 17 and has since held positions in a number of newsrooms in New South Wales and Queensland. Jaydan joined the Hot Tomato Broadcasting Company in 2013 and has been keeping the Gold Coast up to date with the latest local, national and international news online at myGC.com.au ever since. With almost ten years’ experience in both print and digital media Jaydan is committed to providing the best coverage during major news and weather events.

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