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Driver to face court after hitting mur'bah pedestrian

Murwillumbah Police station.
Murwillumbah Police station. John Gass

Update: 10.20am

A MURWILLUMBAH man has been released from hospital after a traumatic ordeal in Murwillumbah. 

Tweed-Byron LAC Inspector Darren Steel said the 63-year-old, who was hit by a car on a pedestrian crossing on Alma St, South Murwillumbah, was admitted to Tweed Heads District Hospital overnight, but has since been released. 

A Queensland man will now face court after running the man down, while on a suspended license, Insp Steel said. 

Insp Steel said the 23-year-old driver was taken to Tweed Heads Police station and allegedly returned a blood alcohol level of 0.036. 

He said the driver's license was already suspended at the time of the incident. 

He was charged with driving under the influence with a special limit and driving whilst suspended. 

A court date has yet to be set. 

 

Initial report: 9.56am

ONE person has been left with serious injuries after being hit by a car on Alma St, South Murwillumbah on Tuesday afternoon.

About 4.50pm, police were called to the pedestrian crossing near River St, where one person had been hit while trying to cross the road, Tweed/Byron LAC Inspector Darren Steel said.

Insp Steel said the Daihatsu Charade was travelling north along Alma St and proceeded across the pedestrian crossing.

"There was a person crossing the road at the pedestrian crossing, who they collided with," Insp Steel said.

"The pedestrian suffered chest, head and neck injuries."

The pedestrian was then transferred to Murwillumbah District Hospital in a serious, but stable, condition.

Insp Steel said a roadside breath analysis indicated a positive alcohol reading.

Any charges laid against the 23-year-old male driver are not yet known.

Topics:  crime, murwillumbah, murwillumbah hospital, tweed-byron lac, tweed police



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