Police and emergency services attend the Alstonville Shopping Centre accident. Photo: contributed
Police and emergency services attend the Alstonville Shopping Centre accident. Photo: contributed

Woman run over in shop

UPDATE: AN 83-year-old woman suffered serious leg injuries after she was hit by a car at the Alstonville Plaza.

Fresh reports coming in contradict earlier suggestions the injured woman worked at the shop. Instead, it appears the maroon Ford Falcon, driven by an elderly man, has run into the woman as she stood outside the shop, looking in the window.

The car hit the woman and dragged her under the car and into the florist shop between the Commonwealth Bank and LJ Hooker.

The woman, who is understood to be a local resident, was trapped for about an hour.

She was stabilised at the scene and taken to Lismore Base Hospital in a serious condition.

The latest information available corroborates an earlier suggestion the incident happened when the man's foot slipped off his brake, causing the car to accelerate into the shop.

A witness had earlier said the driver appeared to be physically unhurt, but was crying from the shock of the crash.

About 40 people had gathered around the shop to try and offer help to the girl until police and ambulance officers arrrived on the scene.

The Alstonville Plaza florist after a car crashed through the shopfront, pinning an 83-year-old woman underneath. The car is just visible inside the shop. Photo contributed.
The Alstonville Plaza florist after a car crashed through the shopfront, pinning an 83-year-old woman underneath. The car is just visible inside the shop. Photo contributed.


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