Pedestrian thrown into the air after being mowed down by drunk driver

A PEDESTRIAN has been thrown into the air after being mowed down by a drunk driver who lost control of their car and mounted a footpath in Sydney’s north.

The 46-year-old woman was walking along a footpath near the corner of Pringle and Haigh Avenues at Belrose when she was struck about 9.30am on Thursday.

It’s alleged a drunk 55-year-old woman driving a Mercedes Benz hatch lost control of her car after failing to negotiate a slight right-hand bend before mounting the kerb and ploughing into the pedestrian.


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Police said the victim was thrown 10m through the air and suffered a fractured wrist, concussion and head injury.

She was taken to the Royal North Short Hospital in a stable condition.

The 55-year-old woman driving the car was arrested after failing a roadside breath test.

She was taken to Frenchs Forest Police Station where she allegedly returned an official breath analysis reading of 0.278 – more than five times the legal limit.

The woman was charged with high-range drink driving and had her licence suspended.

Her court date is yet on be set.

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