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Appeal following fatal crash in Christchurch

Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal crash involving a car, a pedestrian and a parked car in Christchurch.

Police received a report that a silver BMW was involved in a collision with a parked car and a pedestrian on Mudeford yesterday afternoon.

The pedestrian, an 85-year-old woman from the Christchurch area, was pronounced dead at the scene. Her family has been informed and is being supported by a family liaison officer. The coroner has been notified.

The 94-year-old male driver of the car was uninjured.

An 85-year-old woman has died following a crash in Mudeford in Christchurch Credit: Google Earth

“I am appealing to any motorists or pedestrians who were in the area at the time and witnessed the collision to please contact me.

“I would also like to hear from anyone who witnessed the manner of driving of the vehicle immediately prior to the collision or who has a dash cam fitted in their vehicle.

“I would like to thank motorists and anyone affected by this incident for their patience during the road closure, which was essential to allow the emergency services to carry out their vital work and to allow for an effective examination of the scene.”

– Police Sergeant Nikki Burt