Woman, 62, hit by car on Frederick Street on Thursday

A 62-year-old Launceston woman has received leg injuries after being hit by a car in Launceston on Thursday. 

The woman was using the pedestrian crossing on Frederick Street when she was hit by a white Holden Commodore wagon about 10am. 

Tasmania Police Acting Sergeant Sharee Smith said the car was turning right from Bathurst Street when it hit the woman. 

“A number of witnesses and the driver of the vehicle, a 49-year-old St Leonards man, provided first aid to the woman,” she said.

Ambulance Tasmania paramedics treated the woman at the scene before transporting her to the Launceston General Hospital. 

The incident was the second time a pedestrian was hit by a car in Launceston this week, with an 80-year-old woman injured on Elizabeth Street on Tuesday.

“This is a timely reminder for drivers that distraction is one of the fatal five contributors to road deaths, drivers need to ensure they watch out for and give way to pedestrians.” Acting Sergeant Sharee Smith.

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