Woman taken to hospital in shock after truck hits car door on Stewart Street

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A SIXTY-YEAR-OLD woman was taken to Bathurst Base Hospital suffering shock after her car was hit by a semi-trailer on Stewart Street on Monday afternoon. Emergency services were called to the crash, just outside Terry White Chemist, just before 3pm. It appears the semi hit the door of the car as a result of the collision, the car door was almost ripped from the vehicle. A spokesperson for NSW Ambulance said they got a call just before 3pm and one crew was sent to the scene. READ ALSO: Bypass surgery the way to improve Stewart Street safety “The initial call was for a woman, in her 60s, suffering from shock after her car was hit by a semi-trailer,” the spokesperson said. They said the woman was treated at the scene by paramedics before being transferred to Bathurst Base Hospital in a stable condition. READ ALSO: Bowyer and Livermore’s Tanya Martin has seen Stewart Street dangers The spokesperson said that, apart from suffering shock, the woman had no physical injuries. The incident comes after an almost identical crash on July 26 when a dual-cab ute almost lost its door when its driver tried to get out of the car, which was parked in almost the same location of Monday’s incident. At the time, councillor Warren Aubin said it was a reminder to people to look before opening their car doors. “You’ve got your parking lanes up Stewart Street and they’re not very wide, they’re only wide enough just to fit your car in, so if you’re not parked right against the gutter, your door does open into the carriageway,” he said. “People have just got to be so careful when they’re getting out. They’ve just got to be careful and look in the mirror and make sure there is nothing coming up the road behind them.” Cr Aubin said that there’s nothing Transport for NSW, which controls the road, can do to modify Stewart Street to expand the shoulder, meaning the only other option is for Bathurst Regional Council to reduce the width of the footpath, which is also unlikely to happen. With Stewart Street unlikely to change, he said it was essential people take responsibility for their own safety, otherwise someone could be injured or killed. “It’s a death waiting to happen, for sure,” he said. “… It could end in disaster, so people have to be more vigilant of this sort of thing.”

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A SIXTY-YEAR-OLD woman was taken to Bathurst Base Hospital suffering shock after her car was hit by a semi-trailer on Stewart Street on Monday afternoon.

Emergency services were called to the crash, just outside Terry White Chemist, just before 3pm.

It appears the semi hit the door of the car as a result of the collision, the car door was almost ripped from the vehicle.

A spokesperson for NSW Ambulance said they got a call just before 3pm and one crew was sent to the scene.

“The initial call was for a woman, in her 60s, suffering from shock after her car was hit by a semi-trailer,” the spokesperson said.

They said the woman was treated at the scene by paramedics before being transferred to Bathurst Base Hospital in a stable condition.

The spokesperson said that, apart from suffering shock, the woman had no physical injuries.

The incident comes after an almost identical crash on July 26 when a dual-cab ute almost lost its door when its driver tried to get out of the car, which was parked in almost the same location of Monday’s incident.

At the time, councillor Warren Aubin said it was a reminder to people to look before opening their car doors.

“You’ve got your parking lanes up Stewart Street and they’re not very wide, they’re only wide enough just to fit your car in, so if you’re not parked right against the gutter, your door does open into the carriageway,” he said.

“People have just got to be so careful when they’re getting out. They’ve just got to be careful and look in the mirror and make sure there is nothing coming up the road behind them.”

Cr Aubin said that there’s nothing Transport for NSW, which controls the road, can do to modify Stewart Street to expand the shoulder, meaning the only other option is for Bathurst Regional Council to reduce the width of the footpath, which is also unlikely to happen.

With Stewart Street unlikely to change, he said it was essential people take responsibility for their own safety, otherwise someone could be injured or killed.

“It’s a death waiting to happen, for sure,” he said. “… It could end in disaster, so people have to be more vigilant of this sort of thing.”

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