Woman, 80, hit by car while using Whitstable crossing

An 80-year-old woman suffered serious head injuries when she was hit by a car while using a pedestrian crossing in Kent.

The pensioner was crossing Oxford Street in Whitstable just after 17:00 GMT on Wednesday when she was struck by a Ford Escort, said police.

She was taken to hospital where she remains in a critical condition.

Kent Police closed the road for several hours and are asking anyone who saw the accident to contact them.

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