A vehicle was accidently driven through the front of The Alstonville Florist yesterday trapping a elderly woman underneath it for a hour. Photo Patrick Gorbunovs / The Northern Star
A vehicle was accidently driven through the front of The Alstonville Florist yesterday trapping a elderly woman underneath it for a hour. Photo Patrick Gorbunovs / The Northern Star Patrick Gorbunovs

Woman, 83, still in hospital after being hit by car

THE woman who was hit by a car and dragged 10m into the Alstonville Florist yesterday remains in hospital in a serious condition.

Betty Parish, 83, was hit by a maroon Ford Falcon sedan driven by a 62-year-old man who police said was attempting to park about 11.20am on Tuesday.

After being trapped under the car for about an hour, Mrs Parish was freed by police rescue and treated at the scene by paramedics for multiple injuries to her legs.

She was taken to Lismore Base Hospital in a serious condition and admitted to intensive care.

A Northern NSW Local Health District spokesperson said Mrs Parish remained in a serious but stable condition in intensive care this morning (Wednesday) and was expected to remain in hospital for several days.

This tragic incident comes only months after Alstonville Florist joint owner Mark Pampling was awarded the Australian Florist of the year.

Mr Pampling, who is determined to continue business, secured the award in 2012 for the second year running.

Alstonville Florist will be trading as usual tomorrow.



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