87-year-old drink driver charged for hitting and killing elderly pedestrian on Cottesloe footpath

Daryna ZadvirnaThe West Australian
Police examine the blue Toyota Corolla involved in a crash near the Indian Tea House in Cottesloe.
Camera IconPolice examine the blue Toyota Corolla involved in a crash near the Indian Tea House in Cottesloe. Credit: Night News

An 87-year-old driver has been charged for running over and killing an elderly pedestrian in Cottesloe while drink driving last month.

The fatal crash happened on March 9, after a blue Toyota Corolla allegedly mounted the kerb and “accelerated” along the footpath in a carpark next to the Indiana Teahouse just before 7pm.

Police say the car then hit a 77-year-old male pedestrian, who was rushed to Royal Perth Hospital with critical injuries — but later died.

Witnesses at the scene of the crash.
Camera IconWitnesses at the scene of the crash. Credit: Steph Schipp/Steph Schipp.

The alleged driver, who assisted police with their inquiries, has been charged with dangerous driving occasioning death and exceeding 0.08.

The Cottesloe man is set to appear at the Perth Magistrate Court on May 13.

The investigation is ongoing and investigators ask anyone with information relating to this incident to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report online.

Dash-cam or mobile phone vision relating to this crash can be uploaded directly to investigators via this link.

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