Pedestrian hit by car in Grafton

By ADRIAN MILLER

amiller@dailyexaminer.com.au

A 44-YEAR-OLD South Grafton man was flown to Coffs Harbour Health Campus on Wednesday night after he was hit by a car in Fitzroy Street.

The man was crossing the road in front of the Abbey Motor Inn just after 5pm when he was hit by a car being driven by an 83-yearold man.

Grafton police said the car was travelling at around 40km/h when it struck the man.

Grafton ambulance officers were called to the scene and treated the man for minor head injuries and a broken thigh bone.

He was taken to Grafton Base Hospital before being transferred to Coffs Harbour by rescue helicopter late on Wednesday night.

He was operated on and yesterday was listed as being in a stable condition.

Police said investigations into the accident were in the early stages, but after talking to witnesses, they believe the man walked into the path of the car and the driver was not at fault.

nA SOUTH Grafton man was lucky to escape serious injury on Wednesday afternoon when he crashed his car on Armidale Road.

Grafton police said the man was driving out of Grafton when he lost control and crashed out the front of the Five Mile Hotel just before 5pm.

Police said the car, a two-door sports performance vehicle, rammed into and over an embankment before coming to rest by the side of the road.



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