An elderly woman has died after being hit by a car in a
Hamilton shopping centre carpark today.
Senior Sergeant Dave Litton said emergency services were
called to the Horsham Downs Shopping Centre in Rototuna about
"The matter is still under investigation but initial
indications an 87-year-old woman was walking across a
pedestrian crossing in the shopping centre carpark when she
was struck down by a vehicle and had her leg run over," he
Inspector Freda Grace said the woman who was pushing a
shopping trolley across a pedestrian crossing in the car park
when she was hit.
The woman suffered serious leg injuries and was taken to
Waikato Hospital where she died a short time later, she said.
The incident followed the deaths of two other pedestrians in
Waikato this month.
A 64-year-old woman died after being hit on Whatawhata Rd on
March 6 and an 88-year-old man died in hospital last week, 10
days after being hit on State Highway 1 at Karapiro.