Elderly woman’s foot severed in crash after car mounts pavement

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a serious motor vehicle crash in Maclean yesterday (Monday, October 16).

At about 9.35am a 53-year-old woman was driving her Holden sedan south along River Street when it crossed to the wrong side of the road, mounted the footpath and struck a pedestrian who was standing on the footpath and the building behind her.

Bystanders assisted the 81-year woman who was struck by the car and the driver who appeared to be suffering a medical episode.

The pedestrian was airlifted to Lismore Hospital with a partially severed foot and will undergo surgery for multiple fractures to her leg and pelvis.

The driver was taken to Maclean Hospital for mandatory blood and urine tests. She will also undergo CT scans.

Police from Coffs/Clarence Local Area Command attended and established a crime scene.

River Street was closed whilst the police operation was underway.

Engineers closed the building after they inspected it for structural integrity.

Crash Investigation Police have commenced their inquiries into the cause of the crash and have appealed for anyone who witnessed the crash to come forward.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page:


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