Woman dies after being hit by car; further charges laid - Casino

Friday, 14 April 2023 07:01:05 PM

A woman has died in hospital after she was hit by a car in the state’s Northern Rivers yesterday.

About 10.45am (Thursday 13 April 2023), emergency services were called to Barker Street, Casino, following reports two women had been hit by a car.

Police and NSW Ambulance paramedics administered CPR to one of the women, aged 73, before she was airlifted to Gold Coast University Hospital in a critical, life-threatening condition.

A 74-year-old woman was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics before being taken to Lismore Base Hospital in a serious condition.

Investigators from Richmond Police District attended and established a crime scene, which was examined by specialist police.

The driver of the vehicle, a 57-year-old man, was subject to a roadside breath test, which allegedly returned a positive result. A secondary analysis returned a reading of 0.155.

The man was arrested and taken to Casino Police Station, where he was charged with five offences including:

- Aggravated dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm,

- Cause bodily harm by misconduct, in charge of motor vehicle,

- Dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm - drive manner dangerous,

- Drive with high-range PCA, and

- Negligent driving (occasioning grievous bodily harm).

At 2pm today (Friday 14 April 2023), investigators were notified that the 73-year-old woman had died in Gold Coast Hospital.

A further two new offences of aggravated dangerous drive causing death and dangerous drive occasioning death has now been added to the original five charges.

The man appeared before Lismore Local Court today where bail was formally refused, to appear before the same court on Wednesday 14 June 2023.

As investigations continue, police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the crash or has dashcam footage, to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.