Investigations launched after women hit by trucks


Investigations launched into separate incidents both involving trucks colliding with female pedestrians

January 27, 2010

Police investigations have been launched into separate incidents both involving trucks colliding with female pedestrians.

The first incident occurred in the west of NSW on the Sturt Highway late at night on January 22.

Police say the 21-year-old woman was taken to hospital where she died, while the 56-year-old truck driver was taken to hospital for mandatory blood and urine tests.

"Police from Barrier Local Command are investigating the incident and any witnesses should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000," a police statement reads.

The second incident, which happened yesterday, has left a 61-year-old woman in a critical condition.

Police say the woman was hit by a small truck while crossing an intersection in Sydney’s east with the lights.

"She has serious head injuries and fractures to one of her legs and pelvis. She underwent surgery last night and is in a critical condition," a police statement says.

The 48-year-old truck was unharmed.

His vehicle was seized for forensic examination while inquiries into the incident continue.



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