Pedestrian dies after being hit by ute while crossing road in Leeming

Daryna ZadvirnaThe West Australian
The scene of a crash this morning, after a pedestrian was hit by a ute in Leeming
Camera IconThe scene of a crash this morning, after a pedestrian was hit by a ute in Leeming Credit: Iain Gillespie/The West Australian

An elderly man has died after being hit by a ute on a suburban street in Leeming this morning .

The crash happened just after 6am on Aulberry Parade near Calley Drive.

Police said a white Nissan Navara ute was travelling in a south-east direction when it struck a 70-year-old pedestrian crossing the road in the opposite direction.

The West Australian was told the driver of the ute got out of his car and rushed to the aid of the injured pedestrian.

The scene of a crash this morning, after a pedestrian was hit by a ute in Leeming
Camera IconThe scene of a crash this morning, after a pedestrian was hit by a ute in Leeming Credit: Iain Gillespie/The West Australian

One nearby resident said she heard “a loud thud” and cries, before seeing her neighbours running out to help.

A witness who was driving along the same road said he came across the distressed driver and the pedestrian on the ground seconds after the incident. He also tried to help but said it was too late.

An ambulance was called and paramedics performed CPR but the man died on the side of the road.

Police blocked off the street for most of this morning while major crash detectives examined the scene and interviewed witnesses.

Forensics had also taken photos and searched through the car involved in the incident, which had damage to the front driver’s side bumper and light.

The scene of a crash this morning, after a pedestrian was hit by a ute in Leeming
Camera IconThe scene of a crash this morning, after a pedestrian was hit by a ute in Leeming Credit: Iain Gillespie/The West Australian

The car had been seized and towed away for further examination.

The driver of the vehicle was uninjured and is assisting investigators with their enquiries.

Major crash investigators want anyone who has dash camera or mobile phone vision of the crash scene, or the Nissan Navara travelling in the area prior to the crash, to upload the vision https://wapf.au.evidence.com/axon/citizen/public/seriouscrashhallshead120521

Anyone with information on the crash should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report the information online.

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