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Elderly pedestrian killed at Coledale

Police carAN 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.

About Mick Roberts

A journalist, writer and historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of Australian pubs and associated industries for over 30 years. He is working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides writing a number of history books, Mick managed several community newspapers. He has been editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), the Sydney city newspaper, City News, and Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW.


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