Popular blogger dies after being hit by car on footpath

A WOMAN who was hit by a car as she walked on a footpath in Sydney's north shore has died in hospital.

Heather Croxon, a popular book review blogger, had just gotten a coffee from a Chatswood cafe before she was ran down by a Toyota sedan on Victoria Ave.

The 31-year-old was taken to Royal North Shore Hospital suffering critical head injuries.

Police said that she died in hospital yesterday.

The out of control car also struck a mother with a pram, but luckily both were unhurt in the incident.

It also collided with a motorbike before striking a nearby pole and flipping onto its side.

Yesterday Ms Coxon's family and friends took to social media to express their grief.

Heather Croxon died in hospital overnight after being struck by a car while pushing a pram at Chatswood. Source:Twitter
Heather Croxon died in hospital overnight after being struck by a car while pushing a pram at Chatswood. Source:Twitter

Her sister Amanda Andrews said it was with great sadness that she said goodbye to her older sister.

"Unfortunately things don't always work out the way we planned. Today I said goodbye to my beautiful big sister who as I held her hand she took her last breath and passed on peacefully."

She thanked her friends, hospital staff as well as her "blog friends for all the love they have sent out to her".

She also thanked the Penrith Panthers for sending Ms Croxon a signed jersey: "She had it with her to the end a loyal loving fan."

Sandie Stacey took to social media to pay tribute to Ms Croxon.

"Heather Croxon was a young, vibrant, gorgeous young women (sic) with the world at her feet".

Shaina Coogan said Ms Croxon was known for her kindness and humour.

"I'm having so much trouble understanding why, beyond the fact that there's no reason why," she wrote.

"I'm thinking of how much better the world was with her in it, and how now we'll all have to carry her in our hearts to keep her here."

The 67-year-old driver of the sedan was treated for minor injuries and had undergone mandatory blood and urine testing.

Police said Officers from the Metropolitan Crash Investigation Unit continue to investigate the crash.

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