Woman hit by car on corner of Elizabeth and Charles streets, Launceston

The woman was hit on the corner of Elizabeth and Charles streets. Picture: Paul Scambler
The woman was hit on the corner of Elizabeth and Charles streets. Picture: Paul Scambler

UPDATE:

A woman has been taken to Launceston General Hospital after being hit by a car in central Launceston on Tuesday morning. 

The incident occurred on the corner of Elizabeth and Charles streets about 10am. 

The event was witnessed by Casalinga Gourmet Meats owner Rose Perry, who said the women sustained minor injuries to her knee.  

“She hit the front dash – it was her leg that copped the worst of it,” she said. 

“She was fully conscious the whole time, but obviously shaken up.”

Mrs Perry said the pedestrian signal was green when the woman was crossing the street and the corner was “notorious” for pedestrian incidents. 

“She was walking with a little trolley behind her,” she said. 

“Unfortunately it is something that happens all the time.

“I would say we see a pedestrian hit once a year.

“We have been here 12 years and this is probably the seventh time it has happened.”

EARLIER: 

A pedestrian has been hit by a car in Launceston. 

Emergency services are at the scene of the incident, which happened on the corner of Elizabeth and Charles streets about 11am on Tuesday. 

Injuries are unknown at this stage. 

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