Update: The 26-year-old woman injured in this afternoon’s collision has been discharged from hospital. The 62-year-old remains in a stable condition, as at 6pm.
Earlier: One of two women hit by a car at Fairy Meadow Friday afternoon has suffered a serious head injury.
The collision unfolded at a pedestrian crossing on a busy stretch of the Princes Highway flanked by cafes and other businesses, about 2pm.
Barry Buss, of Bonanno’s Menswear, said many people ran to the womens’ aid.
“I just saw a car go by. A lady screamed, ‘look out’ and then there was a loud bang,” he said.
“It wasn’t until I got outside that I realised it was a body that had been hit.”
It is unclear whether the injured women are known to one another.
Xavier’s Place cafe owner Lee Eager said the pair was "two steps" into the crossing, heading from west to east, when they were hit by the northbound car.
“They've started to cross the road and in the blink of an eye the white car's just hit them.
‘’The older lady has pretty much backflipped off the windscreen and the young girl was pushed to the side.
The older lady has pretty much backflipped off the windscreen and the young girl was pushed to the side. The sound of the bodies hitting the car was pretty full-on.
“The sound of the bodies hitting the car was pretty full-on.
“I grabbed the younger girl and moved her off the road and then a customer of mine who works up the street ran in to check on the older lady. We didn't want to move her.
“[The younger lady] was coherent; the other lady was completely out to it. She wasn't moving.”
The car, a white Mitsubishi Magna, was carrying three women, all employees of a local housecleaning business.
It pulled up a short distance from the crash site.
The driver is believed aged 48. She has been taken for mandatory blood and alcohol testing.
NSW Ambulance inspector Norm Rees said the two women had only just stepped off the footpath when the collision occurred.
One of the women, aged 62, suffered a serious head injury and a dislocated shoulder. She was lying in the gutter of the road when ambulance paramedics arrived.
The other woman, 26, suffered a shoulder injury.
Both women were taken to Wollongong Hospital accompanied by either a friend or family member.