An elderly woman has been hit by a car and killed north of
Senior Sergeant Pete Simpson said emergency services were
called to the scene of the crash, near the intersection of
Thomas Road and Cate Rd in Rototuna about midday.
"The crash is under investigation by the Waikato serious
crash unit and initial indications suggest an elderly woman,
believed to be aged 77 years old has been crossing Thomas Rd
towards Cate Rd when she was struck by a westbound BMW car,"
The woman was taken in a critical condition to Waikato
Hospital but died a short time later. The driver of the BMW,
a male in his late teens, stopped at the scene and is was
helping police with their enquiries.
Mr Simpson said it was too early to speculate on the
circumstances of the crash but noted it was the third
pedestrian death in Waikato this year.
He urged drivers and pedestrians to take care.
"We need to make sure everyone does their utmost to ensure
the safe use of motor vehicles over the summer and prevent
tragedies on our roads."