Terrible news reaches us from Australia where a 58-year-old grandmother walking her grandson in Sydney’s north died after being hit by a garbage truck.
Though emergency crews made it quickly to Moorilla Road Dee Why, in Sydney's northern beaches (after reports of the crash at 11.45 am local time), all help came too late for the unfortunate woman.
<blockquote class="twitter-video" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Dee Why: A grandmother has died after being hit by a garbage truck in Dee Why. The 58 year old woman was struck at Moorilla Street, just before midday. Report on 7 News at 6pm. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/DeeWhy?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#DeeWhy</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/7News?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#7News</a> <a href="https://t.co/n0IUhWA1AF">pic.twitter.com/n0IUhWA1AF</a></p>— 7 News Sydney (@7NewsSydney) <a href="https://twitter.com/7NewsSydney/status/961465885826232320?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">February 8, 2018</a></blockquote>
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Police state that witnesses claim the woman pushed the cart forward at the last moment for the child not to get hit. They have confirmed the pram suffered no damage whatsoever.
The 58-year-old grandmother was found unconscious with severe lower body injuries after the accident. Paramedics tried to help her best they could but she, unfortunately, died at the scene.
Inspector Ellen Kaserman of the NSW Police: "A 58-year-old woman appeared to have been walking her grandson in a pram and there was a good response from ambulance and police and CareFlight but unfortunately they were unable to save the woman and she died at the scene."
"A crime scene has been established, and we're investigating at this point in time. We know that she was walking with her grandson, but we don't know specific details at this time."
A local witness, Ms. Lydia Moulton, explained that the narrow street makes it dangerous to maneuver large vehicles: "That's always been a very narrow laneway, it's very dangerous. It's very hard for even a garbage truck to get in and out of that laneway."
"It's always been a very difficult predicament."