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BREAKING NEWS: Horror as a woman is killed after being hit by a garbage truck while walking a little boy in a pram in Sydney

  • A grandmother was killed after she was hit by a garbage truck in Dee Why
  • It’s believed the pedestrian, aged in her 50s, was walking her grandson in a pram
  • The baby was not injured during the tragic incident; driver taken to hospital
  • Local reports said the truck had been reversing into a cul-de-sac at the time

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A Sydney grandmother walking her young grandson in a pram has died after being hit by a garbage truck.

The pedestrian, aged in her 50s, was struck by the truck about 11.45am on Thursday near Moorilla St in Dee Why, on the city’s northern beaches.

It is understood she suffered critical injuries to her lower body.

A woman in her 50s died after being being hit by a garbage truck while walking her grandson

A woman in her 50s died after being being hit by a garbage truck while walking her grandson

The grandmother, aged in her 50s, was struck by the truck about 11.45am on Thursday near Moorilla St in Dee Why, on the city's northern beaches

The grandmother, aged in her 50s, was struck by the truck about 11.45am on Thursday near Moorilla St in Dee Why, on the city’s northern beaches

A NSW Police spokesperson said the pram was located nearby and the little boy was not injured.

A Careflight helicopter made an emergency landing at the scene but the Dee Why woman could not be saved.

NSW Police inspector Ellen Kaserman said the little boy was returned to his parents.

Witnesses told local newspaper The Manly Daily[2] the truck had been reversing into a cul-de-sac.

Inspector Kaserman said the truck driver was ‘traumatised’ and ‘very distressed’ by the incident.

Aaron Sault told the publication the driver was ‘visibly shaken and upset’ – and the woman wasn’t moving.

Paramedics rushed to the scene but the woman died shortly after the Dee Why incident

Paramedics rushed to the scene but the woman died shortly after the Dee Why incident

The truck driver is 'traumatised' and was taken to hospital for mandatory blood and urine tests

The truck driver is ‘traumatised’ and was taken to hospital for mandatory blood and urine tests

A crime scene has been established and police are investigating the cause of the incident

A crime scene has been established and police are investigating the cause of the incident

‘Another officer spoke to his mate who was on the truck he looked pretty upset too,’ he said.

A young couple were seen comforting each other at the scene while police took the young child to a white sedan with red p plates, according to the publication.

The driver was taken to hospital for mandatory blood and urine tests.

A crime scene has been established and police are investigating.

References

  1. ^ e-mail (www.dailymail.co.uk)
  2. ^ The Manly Daily (www.dailytelegraph.com.au)



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