Death puts focus on car space
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.