Woman mowed down by car while taking out mum's rubbish bins

Kamilia Palu
·News Editor
·1-min read

A South Australian woman is fighting for life after she was struck by a car while taking her mother’s rubbish bins out to the kerb.

Sian Kennedy suffered two broken legs, broken ribs and head injuries in the horrific accident at Sheidow Park, south of Adelaide, on Sunday evening.

The out-of-control Mazda that struck the 29-year-old had collided with another car moments before slamming into Ms Kennedy and a parked vehicle, according to SA Police.

A damaged car sits across two lanes of traffic after colliding with a vehicle and then striking a pedestrian in Sheidow Park, South Australia.
The scene of the accident in Sheidow Park, where Ms Kennedy was struck. Source: 7News

Ms Kennedy was also dragged for several metres underneath the car.

“I came out here, run out here to see what had happened, and to see my daughter lying face down in the middle of the road,” her mother Liz Kennedy told 7News.

“(I’m) numb, angry, concerned, sad... she’s got a huge fight ahead.”

According to police, Ms Kennedy remains in a critical condition.

Sian Kennedy smilies for a photo wearing a Santa hat.
Sian Kennedy is now fighting for her life in hospital. Source: Facebook

The driver of the other vehicle involved in the crash was treated for minor injuries, while the Mazda driver was also treated for minor injuries before being arrested later that night.

He was charged with two counts of causing harm by dangerous driving and driving while disqualified.

He made no application for bail at the Adelaide Magistrates Court on Monday.

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