Tributes flow in for Banora man who died after crash

A man crossing the road was hit by a car at Leisure Dr, Banora Point.
A man crossing the road was hit by a car at Leisure Dr, Banora Point. Luke Mortimer

UPDATE 11.37am TUESDAY: AN announcement made about last night's fatal crash on the Tweed Byron LAC Facebook page attracted heartfelt tributes from the public today.

"Rest in peace and condolences towards those you leave behind," Kassandra Klynsma said.

"RIP may you relax in heaven...thoughts to his family," Monique Fawns said.

"Very sad & what wonderful people to stop & help," Deb Sorenson said.

Meanwhile, police say mandatory drug and alcohol test results of the driver involved in the crash could take weeks to come back.

Tweed-Byron LAC Inspector Gary Cowan said they had been sent to Sydney, as per procedure in collisions.

Just after 6pm on Monday the 84-year-old was crossing Leisure Dr in Banora Point when he was struck by a Toyota Tarago van travelling east, critically injuring him.

He died at Tweed Hospital a short time later.


UPDATE 9.02pm: AN 84-year-old man hit by a car in Banora Point on Monday has died in hospital.

NSW Police have issued a statement about the crash.

"Just after 6pm an 84-year-old Banora Point man was crossing Leisure Dr at Banora Point when he was hit by a Toyota Tarago that was travelling east," the statement said.

"The pedestrian was critically injured.

"A doctor and bystanders provided assistance to the injured man until the arrival of paramedics.

"The 84-year-old man was taken to Tweed Hospital where he died a short time later."

The statement said the man driving the Tarago was not injured and will undergo mandatory drug and alcohol testing.

It continued, stating that police spoke with witnesses at the scene and inquiries are continuing.

Police are urging anyone with information about the incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.


BREAKING 6.57pm Monday: A MAN sustained serious injuries after he was hit by a car tonight.

It is understood the man was hit as he was crossing the road just past 6pm.

He was believed to be crossing Leisure Dr in a wheelie walker.

His walker was flung down the road from the force of the collision and witness Jim Charles, from Chinderah, said the man was badly bleeding when an ambulance arrived to perform emergency medical aid at the scene.

The ambulance transported the man after performing CPR.

Emergency services were on scene while shocked on-lookers observed.

More details to come. 

Topics:  banora point car accident fatal crash pedestrian

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