‘I don’t know why you would try that’: Tragedy as elderly man, 71, is killed as he attempted to cross a busy motorway
- A 71-year-old man was killed after he was hit by a car on Sydney’s M2 motorway
- It is believed the man attempted to cross the busy road on Saturday morning
- Emergency services called to the scene and despite their efforts the man died
A 71-year-old man has been tragically killed after he was hit by a car when he attempted to cross a busy motorway.
The man tried to cross the M2 Motorway at Baulkham Hills in Sydney’s northwest on Saturday morning.
He was struck by an oncoming vehicle near the Windsor Road off ramp and died at the scene.
A 71-year-old man was tragically killed as he was attempting to cross the busy M2 motorway near Baulkham Hills
It is unknown why the man took such a risk crossing the fenced-off motorway when a walkway was built to prevent such incidents.
The 71-year-old attempted to cross the eastbound lane at Baulkham Hills, about 500 metres from the Windsor Road off-ramp when he was tragically hit.
Emergency services were called to the crash at about 10.50 on Saturday morning.
He was struck by an oncoming vehicle near the Windsor Road off ramp and died at the scene
He sustained serious head and chest injuries and sadly died on the way to Westmead Hospital.
The driver of the sedan that hit the 71-year-old, stopped after the incident and was taken to hospital for regulatory checks.
The driver is believed to be a male in his mid-20s, police said.
The driver of the sedan (pictured) that hit the 71-year-old, stopped after the incident and was taken to hospital for regulatory checks
Adam Patterson was at his son’s soccer game across from where the accident occurred and told 9News that he saw the Careflight helicopter land to transport the man.
‘I don’t know why you would try (crossing the motorway),’ he said.
‘There’s sporting fields on both sides and obviously Saturday sport on, but also a pedestrian bridge here. When the helicopter came down and didn’t turn the rotor off and left fairly quickly, it didn’t look good.’