Woman hit by van in Fairfield

A woman has died after being hit by a van in Fairfield on Saturday night.

At 6:10pm, a 62-year-old woman was crossing Polding Street with two relatives when she was hit by a van.

Police said the woman stopped in the middle of the road before attempting to run to the southern kerb but was struck by a Toyota HiAce van and thrown onto the roadway.

Police and NSW Ambulance Paramedics were called to the scene and the woman was taken to Fairfield Hospital where she died a short time later.

A 52-year-old man, who was driving the van, was not injured but taken to Liverpool Hospital for mandatory blood and urine tests.

Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.