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Indian woman killed after being hit by speeding car in Oz

world Updated: Dec 01, 2011 10:33 IST

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A 25-year-old Indian woman was killed after being hit by an "out-of-control" car driven by a teenager when she was pushing a pram carrying her baby boy while walking through a Perth suburb in Australia along with her husband.

Manju Bala was walking with her husband Gurdeep Singh and pushing the pram when she was hit by the speeding car in Maylands on Tuesday night.

"A young man in his late teens was travelling in a southerly direction when he lost control of his vehicle and collided with the woman," police officer Sharon Leonard was quoted by the media here as saying.

"The husband and the three-month-old baby survived. Tragically the woman, who was taken to Royal Perth Hospital, has since passed away," she said.

Singh managed to push his baby's pram out of the way of the vehicle but his wife was thrown several metres from the car's bonnet.

"He was speeding. The recommended speed is 40. I'm a taxi driver so I can imagine what the speed (was). There was no reaction time," Singh was quoted as saying.

The accident occurred on a sharp bend in a residential road, between Fogerthorpe Crescent and Joseph Street, where the road curves at an almost 90-degree angle.