Pedestrian killed at Terrigal, Man Charged

A woman has died after being struck by a car at Terrigal this evening, (Saturday, 6th August)

Emergency services responded to the incident at approximately 7.40pm after reports that a car had struck two pedestrians outside The Cowrie Restaurant at Terrigal,

Two women, in company with another friend, were crossing The Scenic Highway at Terrigal when they were struck by a northbound Mazda RX8.

A 32 year old woman, who was heavily pregnant, was taken to Gosford Hospital with pelvic injuries. She is reported to be in a stable condition. The other 33 year old woman sadly passed away at the scene.

Their companion was not struck by the vehicle and was uninjured.

The driver of the vehicle, a 22-year-old man, stopped his vehicle further along the road and was located by police shortly after the accident and arrested.

The man and his two male passengers were uninjured.

He was taken to Gosford Hospital for mandatory blood and urine tests before being taken to Gosford Police Station, where he was charged with dangerous driving occasioning death, negligent driving occasioning death, and not keep left of dividing line.

He was granted conditional bail to appear at Gosford Local Court on 30 August 2016.

The man, who holds a Queensland drivers licence, had his authority to drive in New South Wales suspended.

The Scenic Highway was closed for five hours while officers from the Metropolitan Crash Investigation Unit examined the scene.

Any witnesses who have not yet spoken to police are asked to come forward.

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