Updated: Elderly woman dies after car hits mobility scooter
AN 89-year-old woman has died after her mobility scooter and a Mercedes-Benz sedan collided Thursday afternoon.
The elderly woman who had been riding her scooter at the time, was taken to Noosa Hospital in a critical condition, but died of her injuries.
The crash happened just before 1pm.
A 48-year-old Marcoola man driving the Mercedes-Benz wasn't injured.
Forensic Crash Unit police are investigating the crash, which happened at Hilton Terrace and Sydney Street.
The woman was understood to have been using a crossing near Riverstone Court when the crash happened.
Witnesses said the crossing was dangerous, as motorists could not easily see pedestrians waiting to use it.
Beverley Simmons from Noosa North Shore saw the accident.
"I was driving to Tewantin; I was the first one this way," she said.
"We all just jumped out and stopped traffic.
"A couple were already starting to tend to the lady."
Kim McKenzie was driving behind Beverley.
"I rang triple O," she said.
"All we saw was the little white mobile thing hitting the car and she went up in the air.
"It's hard to see - there's cars parked all along here. It's a silly crossing - you cant see them approaching.
"It's just something that registers all of a sudden. There's a crossing - I saw the car coming."
Neighbour Elizabeth Robins said the crossing was dangerous.
"I don't let the children cross here," Ms Robins said.
"Even this morning a police car and four cars went through, and (daughter) Molly says, 'Mum don't scream', because I yell at a car every time.
"Drivers can't even see its a crossing."
The woman was taken to hospital with what is believed to be severe leg injuries.