Heart-stopping dashcam footage has shown the moment a woman was struck by a car after stepping out onto a busy highway while staring at her phone.
The vehicle was travelling along Princess Highway in Tempe on Monday just before midday when suddenly the woman made a sudden bee-line to cross the road.
With no time to get out of the Audi’s way, all the 23-year-old woman could do was brace for impact.
She was shown sliding swiftly up the bonnet before violently smacking her head and tumbling onto the bitumen as the car came to a stop.
Luckily for the woman, the vehicle was only travelling 45km/h at the time, so was capable of slowing to an immediate stop.
As she lay on the road in pain, three people were seen rushing to assist her.
Police said the woman was treated at the scene by an off-duty paramedic and fire fighter before being taken by ambulance to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in a stable condition.
She received treatment for suspected bruising.
Officers from Inner West Police Area Command spoke with the 62-year-old male driver of the Audi.
The video was shared to Reddit and attracted thousands of comments, one of which pointed out there was a pedestrian crossing just 30 metres down the road.
“The bus stop to go into the city is where these lights are, but it’s not actually a pedestrian crossing. The closest crossing is about 30m down the road, but it only crosses on one side of the intersection,” they wrote.
“My guess is she assumed the pedestrian crossing had a green light as the people on the other side started walking,” another said.
Police said inquiries were continuing.
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