UPDATE | Charges after woman dies in traffic accident at Hurstville

Officers from St George Police Area Command at the scene of the accident at Rose Street, Hurstville today. The Crash Investigation Unit are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident.
Officers from St George Police Area Command at the scene of the accident at Rose Street, Hurstville today. The Crash Investigation Unit are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident.

A man has been charged after a woman died when she was allegedly hit by a 4WD at Hurstville yesterday.

Just before 10.30am on Thursday January 14, emergency services were called to Rose Street after reports a woman had been hit by a 4WD.

Officers attached to St George Police Area Command attended and commenced first aid, but the 68-year-old woman, from Padstow, died at the scene.

The driver of the vehicle, a 28-year-old man, wasn't injured.

He was taken to St George Hospital for mandatory testing, before being taken to Kogarah Police Station, where he was arrested.

Officers from St George Police Area Command established a crime scene and the Crash Investigation Unit launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Following inquiries, police last night charged the man with dangerous driving occasioning death - drive manner dangerous, negligent driving (occasioning death), and not reverse vehicle safely.

He was granted conditional bail to appear before Sutherland Local Court on February 2.

A report will be prepared for the Coroner.

EARLIER:

A woman has died after being struck by a vehicle at Hurstville.

Just before 10.30am today, emergency services were called to Rose Street after reports a woman had been hit by a 4WD.

The woman died at the scene. She is yet to be formally identified but is believed to be aged in her 60s.

The driver of the vehicle, a 28-year-old man, wasn't injured but was taken to hospital for mandatory testing.

Officers from St George Police Area Command established a crime scene and the Crash Investigation Unit are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident.

A report will be prepared for the Coroner.

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.

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