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Hit by a truck: Pedestrian airlifted from north-west to RHH

Burnie Crash

A woman has been left hospitalised after being hit by a truck in Burnie this morning. 

Police say the 56-year-old woman was crossing the Cattley and Wilson street junction just after 9 am this morning when she was struck by the truck.

The 59-year-old driver was negotiating a right-hand turn when he struck the woman. 

Fortunately, police who were nearby witnessed the crash and were able to attend to the injured pedestrian and summon additional resources. 

The truck driver was uninjured and remained at the scene. 

The woman was rushed to North-West Regional Hospital and later airlifted to the Royal Hobart Hospital. 

She remains in a serious, but stable, condition. 

Units from Western RPOS, Burnie Uniform, Forensic Services and Crash Investigation Services attended.

The junction was closed to traffic while the scene was marked and photographed. Investigations are continuing.

The incident follows another crash in Burnie yesterday between an ambulance and a ute on the Bass Highway. 

Police say Ambulance Tasmania were en-route to a medical emergency and utilising lights and sirens around 4:10 pm when a white Holden utility failed to give way to the emergency vehicle. 

The driver of the Holden was transported to the North West Regional Hospital and was later released.

Two paramedics from the ambulance were provided first aid at the scene.

Police urge motorists to take extra care around busy areas such as schools and town centres where there may be more pedestrians, especially as children are starting or returning to school.

Information can be provided anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at crimestopperstas.com.au