Woman in Critical Condition After Incident in Bowen

Police say around 10.45am a vehicle has struck a pedestrian on Herbert St.

The 85-year-old female pedestrian suffered life-threatening leg, arm and head injuries as a result of the crash.  She was airlifted to the Townsville Base Hospital in a critical condition.

 The driver of the vehicle, a 25-year-old woman, was not physically injured.

The forensic crash unit is investigating.

Anyone who may have witnessed the crash can phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

INITIAL:  A woman in her 80s is expected to be transferred to Townsville Hospital after being hit by a car in Bowen.

A QAS spokeswoman said the incident occurred about 10.48am and the woman suffered multiple fractures and a head injury after being hit by a car on Herbert St.

An RACQ CQ Rescue spokeswoman said the crew has been tasked to transport the woman to Townsville Hospital for further treatment.


THURSDAY UPDATE: 10.30 am: Police are still seeking assistance from anyone who may be a witness or be able to give them information in regards to the crash near Bowen involving an 85-year-old woman.

Phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000

THURSDAY UPDATE: 10.15 am: The 85-year-old woman involved in a crash near Bowen yesterday is currently in the Townsville Hospital being treated and is in a critical condition.

UPDATE: 4.30 pm: A 85-year-old woman involved in a crash near Bowen earlier today is now in a serious but stable condition according to a representative from the Townsville Hospital.

UPDATE: 2.30 pm: Townsville Hospital notified the Daily Mercury the 85-year-old woman is still in a critical condition with no further information available.

UPDATE 1.36 pm: Police want witnesses to a Bowen crash that seriously injured an 85-year-old pedestrian to a to come forward.

Source: Daily Mercury