Chilling moment elderly woman is struck and killed by a garbage truck while crossing a road while looking in the wrong direction

Chilling moment elderly woman is struck and killed by a garbage truck while crossing a road while looking in the wrong direction

  • Garbage driver has been charged after hitting an elderly woman crossing road
  • The lady died at the scene in Chester Hill, Sydney NSW on Tuesday morning 
  • The driver allegedly did an illegal right-hand turn before striking the woman 

By Alana Tindale For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 14:02, 23 February 2021 | Updated: 14:03, 23 February 2021

Confronting footage has captured the tragic moment a garbage truck struck and killed an elderly woman crossing a suburban road in the morning.

The unsuspecting lady was struck in Chester Hill in Sydney's southwest on Tuesday at 8.30am after the driver allegedly made an illegal right-hand turn.

CCTV footage showed the truck doing a three-point turn moments before the accident.

The garbage driver, 32, tried to assist the woman and paramedics were quick to respond but the woman died at the scene, reported 7NEWS

An unsuspecting woman (pictured) has died after being hit by a truck in Sydney's south west 

'The driver has been oblivious to the pedestrian and similarly the pedestrian has been oblivious to the truck,' Bankstown Police Commander Murray Reynolds said. 

The deceased woman has not been formally identified but one neighbour said she didn't believe garbage should be picked up during peak hour traffic. 

'I don't think rubbish trucks should be coming around at 8.30 in the morning,' Ruba Carwizi said. 

'[They should] be coming much earlier at 5am when there isn't so much traffic.' 

The Campbelltown driver was charged on four counts including negligent driving occasioning death, disobeying a no right-hand turn sign and not giving way to a pedestrian.

The man has been granted conditional bail to appear in Bankstown Local Court on March 11.     

Chilling moment elderly woman is struck and killed by a garbage truck while crossing a road while looking in the wrong direction

The truck (pictured left) allegedly made an illegal right hand turn before hitting the woman

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