Pedestrian, 85, dies after being struck by car

AN 85-year-old pedestrian has died in Brisbane after being struck by a car on the city's north yesterday.

Police said that at about 6pm a vehicle travelling north on Newman Rd, Wavell Heights, struck a pedestrian.

"An 85-year-old woman from Virginia suffered serious head injuries and was transported to the Royal Brisbane Hospital where she passed away," police said in a statement.

"The 35-year-old female driver was not physically injured in the crash.

"The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating."

Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au 24hrs a day.



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