Woman, 85, dies in Nowra driveway tragedy

An 85-year-old woman, who suffered critical head injuries after falling out of her car while reversing down the driveway of a home at East Nowra on Thursday night, has died.

Police said the incident happened around 9.15pm when Irma Crawford was reversing her vehicle down the driveway in Mackay Street.

Police believe she was reversing the vehicle with the door open, when the driver’s door hit a post.

The vehicle suffered damage to the door and the woman was unable to close the door but continued reversing.

Police suspect the woman, who wasn’t wearing a seatbelt, might have been reversing too quickly and was thrown from the vehicle.

It is believed the woman’s head hit the roadway and the car continued backwards down the road for around 20 metres before colliding with a neighbour’s fence.

She was treated at the scene by ambulance paramedics and taken to Shoalhaven District Hospital with extensive head injuries but later died.

Police said there are no suspicious circumstances regarding the accident but are appealing for witnesses into the accident.

Anyone with information about the incident can call Nowra Police on 4421 9699 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 00.

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