Woman dies after crash between vehicle and a mobility scooter in Levin

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MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Police – Woman dies after crash

A woman has died in hospital after a collision between a vehicle and a mobility scooter on Oxford Street, Levin, on Thursday 26 March, 2015.

The crash happened at approximately 4pm and emergency services attended the scene.

Preliminary indications suggest the woman, who was riding the mobility scooter, was waiting on a median strip on the road when the collision occurred.

The woman sustained serious injuries and was rushed to Palmerston North Hospital, however she passed away yesterday (30 March, 2015) in the presence of her family.

She was Marie Hall, aged 83, of Levin.

Levin Police assisted by the Serious Crash Unit are investigating and inquiries are ongoing to determine the factors behind the crash.

Officers are continuing to speak to the male driver of the vehicle who did not sustain any injuries but was left shaken from the crash.

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