Tragedy just days before Christmas as a pedestrian is run over and killed near busy shopping precinct
- A woman aged in her 90s has died after being hit by a car in Sydney’s south west
- The elderly pedestrian was run over outside Bankstown Central shopping centre
- She could not be saved and died at the scene at about 3.30pm on Friday
- The male driver, aged in his 50s, was taken to hospital for mandatory testing
An elderly woman has died after she was struck by a car while crossing the road outside a busy shopping centre in Sydney’s south west.
Emergency services were called to Lopez Lane, Bankstown, on Friday at about 3.30pm following reports a pedestrian was hit by a car.
The pedestrian, believed to be aged in her 90s, was walking across the road when she was ran over by a Toyota Prado.
A woman, believed to be in her 90s, has died after being hit by a Toyota Prado while crossing the road at Lopez Lane, in Sydney’s south west suburb of Bankstown (pictured)
The driver, a male in his 50s, was uninjured and taken to hospital for mandatory blood and urine tests
The woman, who has yet to be identified, died at the scene.
The driver, a man aged in his 50s, was uninjured and taken to Bankstown Hospital for mandatory blood and urine tests.
A crime scene has been set up as police investigate the circumstances surrounding the accident.
Local traffic diversions are in place and motorists are being urged to avoid the area – which is near Bankstown Train Station and behind Bankstown Central Shopping Centre.
Police were seen speaking to witnesses at the scene of the accident.
Police are urging anyone with information, dashcam or CCTV footage to contact Bankstown Police Station on (02) 9783 2199 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Police have established a crime scene and local traffic diversions are in place, with motorists urged to avoid the area (pictured)