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Pedestrian dies despite efforts to save him

SAD SCENE: A desperate struggle to save an elderly man struck by a car on Alexandra Parade, Alexandra Headland.
SAD SCENE: A desperate struggle to save an elderly man struck by a car on Alexandra Parade, Alexandra Headland. Patrick Woods

UPDATE 6AM: AN 83-YEAR-old man died late yesterday after he was struck by a car on Alexandra Parade at Alexandra Headland.

Emergency services were called to the scene just before 6pm.

Lifesavers from the nearby surf lifesaving club, passers-by and ambulance officers worked to save the man for almost 40 minutes.

The RACQ CareFlight Rescue Helicopter was sent to the scene, but was called back when the man was pronounced dead at the scene. An ambulance spokesman said the man had suffered a serious head injury from the accident.

Police media confirmed the forensic crash unit was investigating the cause of the incident.

YESTERDAY: A man has been pronounced dead at the scene of an accident between a car and a pedestrian at Alexandra Headland. 

Initial investigations by police suggest that the man, believed to be in his eighties, was struck by a car just before 6pm this evening. 

He was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Motorists are being asked to avoid the area while the Forensic Crash Unit is investigating.

Police are also appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incident to contact Crime Stoppers or their local police.

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