Driver charged after pedestrian killed, pregnant woman injured in crash

A driver who lost control of his car and ploughed into three pedestrians, killing one and seriously injuring a pregnant woman on the NSW Central Coast last night has been charged with dangerous driving occasioning death.

Police sad two women were attempting to cross The Scenic Highway at Terrigal when they were struck by a northbound Mazda RX8 around 7.40pm.

A 33-year-old woman sustained life-threatening injuries. Sadly, she died at the scene.


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A pregnant 32-year-old woman was rushed to Gosford Hospital with pelvic injuries. She is believed to be in a stable condition.

The driver of the vehicle, a 22-year-old man from Queensland, was arrested.

Police said he had stopped his vehicle further along the road and was located shortly after the accident.

He was taken to Gosford Hospital for mandatory blood and urine tests before being taken to Gosford Police Station where he was charged with dangerous driving occasioning death, negligent driving occasioning death, and not keep left of dividing line.

The Queensland man also had his authority to drive in New South Wales suspended.

He was granted conditional bail to appear at Gosford Local Court on 30 August.

The Scenic Highway was closed for five hours while officers from the Metropolitan Crash Investigation Unit examined the scene.

Any witnesses who have not yet spoken to police are asked to come forward.