A 47-year-old woman suffered a broken foot after she was struck by a car while crossing Williamson Street in Bendigo yesterday.
Sergeant Greg Gentry said the woman had been using a pedestrian crossing near Hargreaves Mall about 3pm.
“A truck was stopped in the left lane and another vehicle in the right lane slowed to a slow speed because the view was obstructed but has not seen the woman until the last second,” he said. “The car came to a stop on her foot.”
An Ambulance Victoria spokesman said the woman was taken to Bendigo Health to be treated for a broken foot.
Sergeant Gentry said the driver of the offending vehicle, a 63-year-old Bendigo man, would be charged with failing to give way to a pedestrian.
The accident prompted a safety warning from one onlooker.
Witness Stephanie Martin said people needed to remember to look both ways when crossing the road, even at designated pedestrian crossings.
“I think it really highlights that pedestrians need to take a lot more care,” she said.
“People need to go back to the old basics of looking left and right before they cross.”