Australia Harrowing scenes as young woman is killed crossing the street
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A young woman has died after being struck by a truck in Sydney's inner west.
The accident happened at the Marion Street and Flood Street intersection in Leichhardt at about 10.30am on Tuesday.
About a dozen witnesses and shopkeepers frantically tried to give the woman first aid and CPR after she was struck by the truck reportedly driven by a young father.
Witnesses claimed the young woman had tragically been looking at her phone with her headphones in and was unaware she had walked into danger.
The male driver, who had been making a delivery, was seen bent over in shock against a shop wall on the on edge of the busy road with police speaking with him.
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Paramedics and police arrived quickly but the woman had suffered a head wound and sadly could not be resuscitated.
NSW Police said the young woman had been struck by a truck.
The asphalt had been slick as there had been intermittent rain in Leichardt throughout the morning.
Some witnesses claimed the woman had walked across as the pedestrian signal was changing.
'She had a phone and just thought she could beat the red man light. The poor driver was in shock. It is just very sad and upsetting, she was a young woman, wearing active wear,' one female shopper who witnessed the incident told The Daily Telegraph.
'It was a very sombre scene for our paramedics and bystanders here this morning,' NSW Ambulance Inspector Karl Cronan said.
'The bystanders who attempted to assist the patient before we arrived on scene are to be highly commended, it was a heartbreaking scene.
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