A WOMAN has suffered 'life-threatening injuries' after she was hit by a car at a zebra crossing as police appeal for witnesses to come forward.

Police are appealing for witnesses following a road traffic collision involving a car and a pedestrian on Windermere Drive in Worcester.

Worcester News: INCIDENT: The Nissan Figaro stopped in Windermere Drive in Blackpole with the police tape visible in the background INCIDENT: The Nissan Figaro stopped in Windermere Drive in Blackpole with the police tape visible in the background (Image: James Connell/Newsquest)

The incident happened yesterday (Wednesday) around 5.20pm when a beige Nissan Figaro was travelling from Blackpole towards Sainsbury's on Windermere Drive and collided with a woman crossing the road.

The pedestrian, a woman in her 40s, was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham with life-threatening injuries.

Officers investigating the collision would like to speak to anybody who saw the incident or anybody with dash cam footage from around the time it happened.

Worcester News: HORRIFIC: The cordon on Thursday following the crash in Windermere Drive during which a female pedestrian was seriously injured HORRIFIC: The cordon on Thursday following the crash in Windermere Drive during which a female pedestrian was seriously injured (Image: James Connell/Newsquest)

Anyone with information should email sciusouth@westmercia.police.uk or call 101 using extension 773 3440.

Alternatively, information can be shared anonymously with the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or by visiting www.crimestoppers-org.uk

We reported yesterday how the road was closed and a police cordon was put in place near Lidl at one end of Windermere Drive and just after the Sainsbury's mini roundabout at the other. 

Worcester News: CLOSED: A police van on blue lights blocks traffic from entering Windermere Drive from the roundabout near the Blackpole Road Lidl CLOSED: A police van on blue lights blocks traffic from entering Windermere Drive from the roundabout near the Blackpole Road Lidl (Image: James Connell/Newsquest)

Tape was drawn across the road and police vehicles on blue lights enforced the road closure following the incident.

A Nissan Figaro, which had been involved in the incident, was parked close by the zebra crossing.

A spokesperson for the West Midlands Ambulance Service said: "We were called to reports of a collision between a car and pedestrian on Windermere Drive at 5.11pm yesterday.

"Two ambulances, a paramedic officer and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham attended the scene.

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"On arrival we discovered one patient, a woman, who was the pedestrian. She was found to be have suffered serious injuries in the incident and received specialist trauma care at the scene before being taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham by land ambulance."

Warndon's Labour councillor, Jill Desayrah, said: "I’m so saddened to learn of this accident on a crossing that has long been a worry for residents. My thoughts are with the lady and her family."

Warndon's Conservative councillor, Owen Cleary, said: "I'm shocked to learn of the car accident on Windermere Drive. Although there are traffic calming measures much further along the road, there are none on this stretch, between the petrol station and Blackpole roundabout.

"This underlines the need for regular review of our ward's roads safety. I have raised the matter with the county council and will be asking the Highways agency what can be done to improve safety and reduce risk. My thoughts and prayers are with the woman who was injured and I thank our emergency services who arrived so speedily. I urge anyone who witnessed the incident to contact the local police team."