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Woman killed after car Avondale Heights crash

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02 Mar 2014
A woman has been killed after being struck by an out of control car in Avondale Heights.

Rescue crews were called to Military Road near Clarendon Street just before 2.30pm on Saturday 1 March.

Police investigators believe an 81-year-old man was attempting to park his vehicle in a car park on Military Road when it appears he hit the accelerator, mounted a curb and crashed into a shop.

A female pedestrian, who was standing outside the shop, was struck by the vehicle.

The MFB Urban Search and Rescue specialist operators and MFB firefighters were called to assist when a car drove into a greengrocers and hairdressing salon.

Three cars were also damaged. Ambulance attended both the pedestrian and driver.

The car was within the shops with the driver inside, and the facade of the shop front was comprised and dangerous when first crews arrived.

MFB operators spent time making the scene safe by using acro props to support the building so that the scene was safe for all concerned.

The local council building surveyor attended the scene. MFB remained on scene until the car was removed and the structure evaluated for safety and possible shoring.

Police are investigating. 

ATTENDING  APPLIANCES: 5

No. of FIREFIGHTERS: approx. 14 

 

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