AN elderly woman has been run over and killed by a car while trying to cross a busy road in Sydney’s south.
The accident happened in the eastbound lanes of the Kingsway at Caringbah around 11.40am AEDT on Wednesday.
The 83-year-old was attempting to cross the bustling, multilane street near Banksia Road when police say she was struck by a Hyundai station wagon.
ARTICLE CONTINUES AFTER THIS ADVERTISEMENT
Despite the desperate attempts of bystanders, police, and paramedics to save the woman, her injuries were too severe and she was pronounced dead at the scene before she could be taken to hospital.
The driver of the vehicle, believed to be a 40-year-old woman, was not physically injured in the incident although she was assessed by paramedics for shock.
She has since been taken to Sutherland Hospital where she’ll undergo mandatory drug and alcohol testing.
All eastbound lanes were closed between Taren Point Road and President Ave while emergency services responded and officers from the crash investigation unit examined the scene.
The road has since been reopened to all traffic.
Any witnesses who have not yet provided a statement to police are urged to come forward and do so.
— Chris Bowen (@TheBowen) October 25, 2017
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.