Elderly woman dies after trying to get into a car in horror accident

An elderly woman has tragically died following a horror accident involving a parked car in Ballina yesterday afternoon.

The 82-year-old was getting into the passenger seat of the car, which was parked along Moon Street, around 3.00 pm.

The Hyundai Getz then went into reverse and mounted a curb, throwing the woman back and leaving her with serious head injuries.


She was treated briefly on scene by NSW paramedics before she was taken to Lismore Base Hospital.

Sadly, she later died.

The driver of the car, an 88-year-old woman, was uninjured by taken to the hospital for mandatory testing.

Police are investigating the incident, while a report is being prepared for the coroner.