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Police are appealing for witnesses after an elderly woman was struck by a four-wheel-drive vehicle as she tried to cross a street in Ballina just after midday yesterday (Thursday).

The 87-year-old woman was treated at the scene by paramedics and rushed to Lismore Base Hospital then transferred to the Gold Coast Hospital in a critical condition.

The accident happened around 12.25pm today in Kerr Street.

The 47-year-old male driver of the vehicle, who was uninjured, stopped and emergency services were called.

He underwent a breath test at the scene then mandatory blood and urine tests at Lismore Hospital.

Investigators have appealed for anyone who witnessed the crash and has not yet spoken to police to come forward.

Police are urging anyone with information about this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: www1.police.nsw.gov.au.


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