AN elderly man was killed crossing Lawrence Hargrave Drive at Coledale on Thursday evening.
About 6pm, the 74-year-old man walking south along the footpath on Lawrence Hargrave Drive at Coledale with his wife. He started walking across the road at a marked pedestrian crossing when he was struck by a Ford Falcon which was travelling south. His wife had already made it across the road safely.
The man suffered head and leg injuries and was taken to Wollongong Hospital. He died several hours later from the injuries sustained.
Wollongong Police and the Southern Region Crash Investigation Unit are examining the incident. They carried out investigations at the scene and took the 58-year-old driver of the Falcon for mandatory blood and urine tests. The driver was not hurt and will be formally interviewed at a later stage.
Lawrence Hargrave Drive was closed for several hours following the crash.
Police are appealing for any witnesses to the collision to contact Wollongong Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
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