Man injured after hit by car in Coffs Harbour

A MAN has suffered a compound fracture to his lower leg after being struck by a vehicle while crossing a Coffs Harbour street this morning.

The man, believed to be aged 75, was hit by a Mazda 3 while crossing the intersection of West High and Lyster Sts at around 8.20am.

The driver of the Mazda - an 82-year-old male - was travelling north on Lister Street when he allegedly slowed down to give way to the pedestrian.

It is believed the collision occurred when the pedestrian stopped in the street  when the vehicle turned right into West High St.

Ambulance paramedics treated the man for a severe fracture to his right ankle.

The accident happened outside a doctor's surgery and a practicing doctor was among the first on scene.

The 75-year-old man has now been admitted to Coffs Harbour Health Campus.

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the accident and are speaking with the driver of the vehicle.



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