Pedestrian dies after crash; man charged – Bateau Bay

A man will face court next month charged after a fatal crash on the Central Coast yesterday.

About 9.30am (Friday 19 August 2022), emergency services were called to Bay Village Road, Bateau Bay, following reports a female pedestrian had been struck by a bus travelling west.

The 46-year-old woman was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics, but died at the scene.

The driver of the bus – a 64-year-old man – and his passengers were uninjured. He was taken to Gosford Hospital for mandatory testing.

Officers from Tuggerah Lakes Police District established a crime scene, and the Crash Investigation Unit commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Following his release from hospital, the man was arrested and taken to Gosford Police Station where he was charged with negligent driving occasioning death.

He was given bail to appear at Wyong Local Court on Wednesday 7 September 2022.

A report will be prepared for the information of the coroner.

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