AN urgent petition for a pelican crossing where a woman was knocked down by a car has already garnered 50 signatures after it was set up just days ago.

The woman, aged in her 40s, was knocked down by a car while crossing the road at the zebra crossing in Windermere Drive in Blackpole in Worcester at around 5.20pm last Wednesday.

The scene was taped off by police in the aftermath of the crash and a Nissan Figaro, understood to be the vehicle involved, was pictured near the zebra crossing. 

Worcester News: INCIDENTL The Nissan Figaro pictured near the scene of the incident on Windermere Drive in Warndon/Blackpole INCIDENTL The Nissan Figaro pictured near the scene of the incident on Windermere Drive in Warndon/Blackpole (Image: James Connell/Newsquest)

A spokesperson for West Mercia Police said no arrests or charges had yet been made in connection with the incident. 

People are calling for a pelican crossing at the location. 

On Windermere Drive, near the Sainsbury's mini-roundabout, there have been three injury collisions since 2019 - two slight injury collisions and one serious injury collision - which does not include the collision earlier this week.

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

Jill Desayrah, the Labour city councillor for Warndon, has been calling for a pelican crossing to replace the existing zebra crossing since last February and a petition has now been set up to gauge public support for the suggestion.

Cllr Desayrah said: "Every day since I learned of Wednesday’s accident the victim has been on my mind. My hopes for her full recovery remain but I’m also very concerned that no more accidents happen here.

"This isn't the first time someone's life has been put in danger or lost because of inadequate road safety measures on this stretch of Windermere Drive.

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"That's why we've launched this petition, to help County Council understand the strength of local feeling and push them to meet their responsibilities to the residents of Warndon."

Police are appealing for witnesses following the collision which happened when a beige Nissan Figaro travelling from Blackpole towards Sainsbury's on Windermere Drive 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. The Worcester News understands her condition remains largely unchanged.

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.

Anyone with information should email 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