Shocking moment a female pedestrian is blindsided by a car after she fails to look both ways before crossing the road in the middle of a busy highway
- A woman has been filmed getting hit by a car while crossing the road in Sydney
- She was checking her phone before walking out and being hit by the car
- She failed to use a pedestrian crossing 30 metres up the road
Dashcam footage has emerged of a female pedestrian being hit by a car and sent sprawling to the ground.
The woman was crossing the road on the Princes Highway in St Peters, Sydney on Monday when she was struck.
She checked her phone before attempting to cross the road – but she failed to notice a vehicle coming right towards her.
The sickening moment a woman (pictured) was hit by a car while crossing the road in Sydney
The vehicle ploughed into the woman and she was smashed onto the ground.
A speedometer on the dashcam showed the driver was able to slow down from 48km/h before the impact at a speed of 42 km/h.
Three bystanders rushed to her aid as she struggled in pain on the road.
The woman failed to use a pedestrian crossing only 30 metres down the road.
The woman (pictured) braces for impact as the car approaches her at speed
Viewers of the video on Reddit said the woman should’ve double-checked her surroundings before crossing.
‘Even when I see a ‘go’ signal, be it as a driver or a pedestrian, I still look around before proceeding. Why? Because that’s what you’re supposed to do. Situational awareness,’ one person said.
‘Shows you should always check for yourself and never assume,’ another posted.
The extent of the woman’s injuries and whether the driver was charged is unknown. Daily Mail Australia has contacted NSW Police for comment.
The woman (pictured) was upended on impact with the car and was sent flying on to the road