Woman, 72, dies after hit by partner's car

AAP

An elderly woman has died after she was accidentally hit by her partner in a car outside a shopping centre in far north Queensland.

The 75-year-old male driver hit the 72-year-old woman while exiting the shopping centre car park in Atherton at about 2.30pm on Tuesday.

She was treated at the scene and taken to Atherton Hospital but died shortly after.