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Appeal for witnesses to River Street accident

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a serious motor vehicle crash in Maclean last week. At about 9.35am on Monday October 16, a 53-year-old woman was driving her Holden sedan south along River Street at Maclean. It appears the vehicle crossed to the wrong side of the road, mounted the footpath and struck a pedestrian who was standing on the footpath and the building behind her. Bystanders assisted the 81-year woman who was struck by the car and the driver who appeared to be suffering a medical episode. The pedestrian was airlifted to Lismore Hospital with a partially severed foot and was due to undergo surgery for multiple fractures to her leg and pelvis. The driver was taken to Maclean Hospital for mandatory blood and urine tests. She will also undergo CT scans. Police from Coffs/Clarence Local Area Command attended and established a crime scene. River Street was closed whilst the police operation was underway. The business on River Street was closed by engineers after they inspected the structural integrity of the building. Crash Investigation Police have commenced their inquiries into the cause of the crash and have appealed for anyone who witnessed the crash to come forward. Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: