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Update: Woman struck by car - Chatswood

Friday, 24 February 2017 10:23:53 AM

Police continue to make inquiries after a woman was hit by a car on Sydney’s North Shore today.

Just before 8.30am (Friday 24 February 2017), a Toyota sedan was travelling on Victoria Avenue when it left the road and struck a pram, then struck a female pedestrian who was walking along the footpath.

The vehicle then crashed into a nearby pole and flipped onto its side.

Emergency services were called to the location, where they located a woman with serious head injuries.

The woman, believed to be aged in her 30s, was taken to Royal North Shore Hospital in a critical condition. Police do not believe the injured woman has any connection to the child in the pram.

Police have been told that the child in the pram was not injured and has been taken by family to a medical centre to be checked as a precaution. Police are yet to confirm the child’s age or sex.

The 67-year-old male driver was treated at the scene for minor injuries and will undergo mandatory blood and urine testing.

Police from North Shore Local Area Command, with the assistance of the Metropolitan Crash Investigation Unit, continue to investigate the incident.

Victoria Avenue is closed in both directions between Neridah Street and Archer Street.

Motorists are strongly advised to delay travel or avoid the area where possible.

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: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/ Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via our Facebook and Twitter pages.