Stoke & Staffordshire

Stafford crash sees elderly pedestrian injured

An 88-year-old female pedestrian has been flown to hospital after being hit by a car in Staffordshire.

The green Ford Fiesta, driven by a 47-year-old woman, struck the woman at the junction of Bagots Oak and Greenwood Grove Oak, in Stafford.

The incident happened at about 1505 BST on Tuesday resulting in the road being closed for two hours.

The pedestrian was later diagnosed as having suffered minor injuries. The car driver was uninjured.

A police spokesman said both women were from the local area and appealed for any witnesses to get in touch.

'Difficulty breathing'

An ambulance service spokesman said crews cleared the woman's airway at the scene and she was flown to hospital for further treatment for her injuries.

He said: "Initially her condition appeared serious and she had difficulty breathing.

"Land ambulance crews cleared her airway and her condition did improve.

"She had a minor head injury and cuts and bruises to her arms and legs."

The 88-year-old remains in hospital where her condition is being monitored.

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