The death of a Welshpool factory seamstress who was hit by a car while trying to cross the road has been ruled an accident by the Coroner.
Anh Thuy Trinh died on May 12, 2010 - on her 55th birthday - from traumatic brain injuries after she was hit by a utility as she tried crossing Oats Street in Carlisle.
Findings from an inquest into her death last month, obtained by _The West Australian _ last week, found that although the utility had some defects, the motorist's driving was reasonable and he had no opportunity to avoid the collision.
The driver was issued with a notice requiring the defects to be fixed.
The findings do not say whether the driver was charged over the accident.
Coroner Dominic Mulligan ruled Ms Trinh's death an accident, finding "she looked in the direction of traffic travelling away from her position but did not look in the direction for vehicles travelling towards her" before she stepped in front of the utility.
He found the driver had "no realistic opportunity to avoid colliding" with Ms Trinh.
The findings indicate Ms Trinh had walked around the front of a bus that she had just got off and which was stopped. The utility was passing the bus when Ms Trinh emerged into view around the front of the bus, Mr Mulligan said.
She looked to her left and then carried on walking directly into the path of the utility, which was coming towards her from the right.
Mr Mulligan said the man did what he could to avoid a collision.
"He applied his brakes and turned the vehicle to his right. His vehicle skidded for a short distance and then hit the deceased," Mr Mulligan said.Police investigated the accident but did not "identify any suspicious circumstances or evidence of the unlawful involvement of any other person" in Ms Trinh's death.