Elderly woman flung from car after fatal collision with letterbox


An elderly Melbourne woman has died after she crashed into a letterbox while reversing out of her driveway.

The 78-year-old was thrown from her car, police say.

She reversed out of her driveway in Blackburn North, continued across the street and hit a concrete letterbox at the home opposite, police believe.

The 78-year-old was killed after accidentally reversing into the letterbox. Source: 7 News

The woman was flung from her car and died at the scene on Slater Avenue about 11am on Saturday morning.

The exact circumstances of the crash are being investigated and police are calling for witnesses.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page.