| 18.07,19. 02:25 PM |
Woman critical after being hit by a bus in Sydney's Bondi
A woman has been admitted to hospital with suspected head injuries after being hit by a bus in Sydney's Bondi. (Supplied)
A woman has been admitted to hospital with suspected head injuries after being hit by a bus in Sydney's Bondi.
NSW Ambulance were called about 6.45pm yesterday after reports that a pedestrian had been struck by a bus on Old South Head Road.
They treated the 29-year-old woman at the scene and she was taken to St Vincent's Hospital in a critical condition with suspected head injuries.
There were no passengers on the bus at the time of the incident.
The bus has been towed from the scene and will be mechanically examined.
Police also took the driver for mandatory drug and alcohol testing.
The news comes days after a teenage girl was left fighting for her life after being trapped under a bus in western Sydney.
NSW Police today issued a renewed warning to both pedestrians and drivers around the state to take extra care when travelling on roads.
“Two hundred people have died on NSW roads so far this year, which is about 14 over from last year. The number of pedestrians being killed at the moment is a concern to us,” Assistant Commissioner Michael Corboy told reporters.
“There’s a whole range of things that contribute to pedestrians getting killed - the pedestrians themselves are walking across the road distracted, they’re walking against red traffic control signal lights, they’re walking where there’s no crossing on the road, they’re walking in places which make it difficult for everyone to see them.
“As far as drivers are concerned, they need to take more notice of people walking on the side of the road and generally around the city area.
“We make no apologies for running operations around the city where we target pedestrians in areas where there’s been pedestrians killed or injured in the past.”
Asst Comm. Corboy also urged pedestrians against wearing dark-coloured clothing at night and walking on roadways that are not marked with pedestrian crossings, and the use of mobile phones while moving from one side of a road to the other.
“The message is quite clear – if you’re a pedestrian, please take care, think about what you’re