Death puts fo­cus on car space

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - NEWS - Danielle Jarvis

PEN­RITH Coun­cil will in­ves­ti­gate the re­moval of a park­ing space in Sta­tion St Plaza, St Marys, fol­low­ing a pedes­trian death in Septem­ber.

The fa­tal­ity fol­lowed a col­li­sion be­tween a 4WD and a mo­bil­ity scooter and is the sub­ject of a coro­nial in­ves­ti­ga­tion. The per­son died sev­eral weeks af­ter the in­ci­dent.

St Marys crime man­ager In­spec­tor Barry Vincent said the in­ci­dent was still be­ing in­ves­ti­gated.

“We are still in­ves­ti­gat­ing the cir­cum­stances of a col­li­sion be­tween a mo­tor ve­hi­cle and a mo­bil­ity scooter at St Marys on Septem­ber 17,” Insp Vincent said.

Ac­cord­ing to coun­cil busi­ness pa­pers, St Marys po­lice ad­vised the traf­fic engi­neer­ing co-or­di­na­tor that the coun­cil was in­ves­ti­gat­ing re­mov­ing the car space ad­ja­cent to the cross­ing be­cause of the in­ci­dent.

How­ever Insp Vincent said only the coroner could de­ter­mine if the per­son died from in­juries sus­tained dur­ing the col­li­sion in Septem­ber.

“Po­lice are also pre­par­ing a re­port for the coroner,” he said. “The coroner will de­ter­mine if the in­juries from the in­ci­dent were con­nected to the death.”

The engi­neer­ing ser­vices man­ager ad­vised the Lo­cal Traf­fic Com­mit­tee that as the in­ci­dent oc­curred on pri­vate prop­erty it was sub­ject to a coro­nial in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

Coun­cil will then re­view the de­ter­mi­na­tion made the coroner.

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