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Woman in a life threatening condition after being hit by a car in Hungerford

High Street closed off

John Herring

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Woman in a life threatening condition after being hit by a car in Hungerford

A WOMAN in a life threatening condition has been taken to hospital after being hit by a car in Hungerford this afternoon.

The crash occurred near the 'dangerous' zebra crossing in Hungerford High Street. 

Ambulances were called at 12.13pm to reports that a woman in her 70s had been struck by a car.

A spokesman for the South Central Ambulance, David Gallagher, described the woman's injuries as life threatening.

He added that she was taken to Swindon's Great Western Hospital. 

Mr Gallagher said it is believed that the male driver of the car was having a medical episode at the time of the collision. 

He was also taken to hospital.

Hungerford High Street has been closed.

(Picture sent to NewburyToday by Brian Price)

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  • DaveSteffe

    06/11/2016 - 12:12

    The problem is the speed of cars and lorries on the High St. They are rushing to get to the A4 E and W or the M4.

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  • Sainthamster

    05/11/2016 - 20:08

    Poor woman pray she is okay. Can't understand why 8 people have left smiley faces on this story?

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  • roo25

    04/11/2016 - 19:07

    The problem with this crossing is mainly due to people driving too fast down the high street and not looking for pedestrians. It been an issue for several years. I have had to stop on the crossing to avoid being hit by someone driving down the road and not paying attention.

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