In another world: Shocking moment pedestrian with her headphones on is mowed down by car after failing to notice the traffic lights had changed
- Dashcam footage shows a pedestrian being hit by a four-wheel-drive
- The woman was filmed crossing a road at Woolooware, in Sydney's south
- Video shows the woman distracted by her phone and wearing headphones
- The car travelling through the intersection runs over both her feet?
Dashcam footage has captured the heart-stopping moment a pedestrian with her headphones on was struck by a four-wheel-drive travelling through a green light.
The woman was filmed earlier this month crossing on Swan Street in Woolooware, in Sydney's south.
Both her feet were run over as she obliviously walked in front of the vehicle.
Dashcam footage has captured the moment a pedestrian distracted by her phone was struck by a four-wheel-drive travelling through a green light
Both her feet were run over as she obliviously walked in front of the four-wheel-drive
In the video, the woman can be seen approaching the crossing as the traffic lights are about to turn green.?
She begins to walk across the road and cars in the first two lanes notice her, ?and wait for her before taking off.?
But a four-wheel-drive in the third lane is unable to see the woman and approaches the green light at normal speed.?
The woman looks the other way before noticing the car and but before she can stop stop, it's too late.
The woman falls to the ground after being hit by the four-wheel-drive
Both her feet are run over and she is sent tumbling to the ground.
The man driving the car which filmed the accident said the woman was 'fixated' and 'in another world' while crossing the road.?
'She's very lucky. If she had walked a little faster it would have been, I think, disastrous,' the man told 7 News.
The accident has led to calls for harsher penalties on pedestrians who don't pay attention while crossing the road.
'Using a handheld mobile device when crossing roads, we want a minimum penalty of $200 and we want council rangers to assist,' The Pedestrian Council's Harold Scruby told 7 News.?
A total of 182 lives have been lost on New South Wales roads this year, with 24 being pedestrians.