Woman, 71, struck and killed after car mounts footpath in Qld

A 71-year-old woman has been killed after her and her husband were mowed down by an out of control car on a footpath north of Brisbane.

The horrific accident happened at Kippa Ring just after 5.30am on Sunday.

The woman and her 74-year-old husband were walking on a footpath along Anzac Avenue when they were both struck.


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Police said the hatchback had been travelling west before veering off the road and mounting the footpath.

The couple tried to jump out of the vehicle’s path, but it was moving too fast.

The 71-year-old woman was struck and sadly died at the scene.

Her husband was treated by paramedics at the scene before being transported to Redcliffe Hospital with what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries.

The driver of the hatchback, a 31-year-old Bardon man, was also transported to the Redcliffe Hospital in a stable condition with non-life threatening injuries.

Anzac Avenue was closed for several hours but one westbound lane has since reopened.

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating.

Anyone who witnessed the crash and has not yet spoken with police is urged to come forward and contact Crime Stoppers.