Pedestrian struck by car – Frederick St, Launceston

A 62-year-old Launceston woman has received leg injuries after being struck by a vehicle on a pedestrian crossing on Frederick St, Launceston this morning.

The woman was crossing Frederick St at the intersection of Bathurst St shortly before 10am when a white Holden Commodore wagon turning right from Bathurst St has struck her.

A number of witnesses and the driver of the vehicle, a 49-year-old St Leonards man, provided first aid to the woman. Ambulance Tasmania Paramedics attended a short time later and traffic was disrupted briefly while the woman was treated. She was taken by ambulance to the Launceston General Hospital in a stable condition.

“This is the second pedestrian struck by a vehicle in the Launceston area this week, with an 80-year-old woman injured on Elizabeth St on Tuesday.” Acting Sergeant Sharee SMITH said.
“This is a timely reminder for drivers that distraction is one of the ‘fatal five’ contributors to road deaths, drivers need to ensure they watch out for and give way to pedestrians.” she said.