Driveway tragedy

AN 85-year-old woman, who suffered critical head injuries after falling out of her car while reversing down a driveway in East Nowra on Thursday night, has died.

Police said the incident happened around 9.15pm when Irma Crawford was reversing her vehicle down the driveway of a house in Mackay Street.

Police alleged she had the door open, when it hit a post, possibly a fence post.

The door was damaged and she was unable to close it but continued reversing.

Police suspect the woman, who wasn’t wearing a seatbelt, may have been reversing too quickly and was thrown from the vehicle.

It is believed her head hit the roadway and the car continued backwards down the road for around 20 metres before colliding with a neighbour’s fence.

She was treated at the scene by ambulance paramedics and taken to Shoalhaven District Hospital with extensive head injuries but later died. Police said there are no suspicious circumstances but are appealing for witnesses.

Anyone with information can call Nowra Police on 4421 9699 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 00. 

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