An elderly woman has died after being hit by a car in East Ballina yesterday.
At about 11am the 80-year-old woman was hit by a blue coloured Toyota Corolla on Links Avenue.
Witnesses have said the woman ran onto the road to assist an animal and collided with the vehicle.
Paramedics treated her at the scene and she was airlifted Lismore Base Hospital by the Westpac Life Saver Helicopter ambulance.
She died in hospital last night.
The 18-year-old male driver was not injured and returned a negative breath test at the scene.
He was taken to Ballina Hospital for mandatory blood and urine tests. He will be formally interviewed at a later stage.
Anyone who witnessed the crash should contact Richmond Local Area Command or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.