An elderly woman is in intensive care after she was sent flying after being struck by Nissan Navara while crossing a road in Halls Head.
A witness said the sound of the impact was so loud she thought the 74-year-old woman, who was struck down on Peelwood Parade about 1pm on Thursday, had gone through the windscreen.
“I was stocking shelves at the time, and I’ve looked up and noticed an elderly lady was walking across the road,” Rebecka Davies said.
“She stopped in the middle, and as I noticed she had started crossing the road again, I’ve looked down to stock the shelves; next minute, all I’ve heard is this giant crash bang.
I thought she had actually gone over the top and smashed the windscreen; that’s how loud it was.
“She was just lying on the ground, but she was responsive from what I saw.”
Ms Davies called an ambulance while people rushed to the woman’s aid. The driver stopped after the crash.
“I didn’t hear any screeching of tyres, so the driver mustn’t have seen her; she hasn’t seen the driver,” Ms Davies said.
“From what I heard, I thought she had actually gone over the top and smashed the windscreen; that’s how loud it was.”
The woman was taken to Royal Perth Hospital where she is in intensive care.
Police had the scene lockdown for much of the afternoon as Major Crash investigators combed the scene.
No charges have been laid.