Police responding to fatal traffic crash at Atherton

Forensic Crash Unit investigations continue after a woman struck by a vehicle in Atherton on February 18 passed away today.

Preliminary investigations indicate around 9:50am the woman was walking on the pedestrian crossing at Main Street when a white Mazda utility struck her.

The 83-year-old woman was transported to Atherton Hospital and then airlifted to Townsville Hospital with serious injuries.

Around 6:20am today the 83-year-old female was pronounced deceased at the Townsville Hospital.

The 59-year old male driver is assisting police.

Anyone who may have witnessed the accident or has dashcam footage is urged to contact police.

Investigations are continuing.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.

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