Car takes out pedestrian and fence on College Rd

A pedestrian is put in the back of an ambulance after being hit by a car which also took out a fence on College Rd.
Mytchall Bransgrove/Fairfax NZ

A pedestrian is put in the back of an ambulance after being hit by a car which also took out a fence on College Rd.

A car hit a pedestrian before crashing through a fence on College Rd on Tuesday afternoon.

Timaru police said a 26-year-old man lost control of his vehicle in the wet weather at 4.30pm.

Police were still looking into the incident on Tuesday night and could not say whether the driver was likely to be charged.

Kylie Laplanche was delivering pamphlets across the road with her sons and said she "pretty much" saw what happened.

"I was the one that came over and sat with her until the ambulance came. I don't know if I hesitated or not; I remember running and I remember looking at the man next door and saying, 'can you come and help me'," Laplanche said.

"I just put as much of my body under [the pedestrian] as I could and she just leant on me because she just couldn't move. It was all quite a blur. As I was running across I saw her on the ground."

The pedestrian was "very aware" after the incident but seemed "really hurt".

The driver of the blue Holden sedan looked to be "in major shock".

"He had got out before I even got over here," Laplanche said.

Nextdoor neighbour Russell Lindsay said he was sitting inside having a cup of tea when he heard an "almighty crash".

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"Then I heard someone scream and so we came out. She was lying on the grass there," he said.

The owner of the home which had its fence destroyed, Clare Rooney, said she heard "one almighty bloody bang".

"I rushed out and saw her and I thought for a minute she was thrown out of the car. I didn't realise she was a pedestrian," Rooney said.

"I rang an ambulance and got a blanket for her. She was pretty sore."

 - Stuff

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