Woman killed on crossing

An elderly pedestrian has been killed after being struck by a car on a pedestrian crossing in Ngaruawahia.

District Road Policing Manager, Inspector Freda Grace, says the 80-year-old was struck by a car as she walked across a pedestrian crossing this morning. It happened on Great South Road. 

“We don’t believe speed or alcohol were factors in the crash and the 37-year-old male driver stopped at the scene and is co-operating with Police.” 

It was the fourth pedestrian fatality in the Waikato this year and the second on a pedestrian crossing. 

“We’re asking motorists that before they hit the road in heavy Fieldays traffic this week, do a TWIRL - that's check your Tyres, Windscreen, Indicators, look for any Rust and make sure your Lights are working properly,” said Grace. 

Police say this is the busiest week on Waikato roads with Fieldays traffic.  With the forecast of heavy rain conditions could be dangerous.