88-year-old woman fighting for her life in hospital after being hit by a van

Police are appealing for witnesses after an elderly woman was seriously injured in a collision with a van in Westminster.

At around 11.30am on Monday, January 17, police were called to reports of a traffic collision.

Witnesses reported seeing a van turning at the traffic lights on the the junction between Harley Street and New Cavendish Street when it hit the woman.

The van stopped at the scene.

The 88-year-old woman was helped by an off-duty doctor and the London Ambulance Service.

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

A police spokesman said: “Officers were called to the junction between Harley Street and New Cavendish Street at about 11.30am on Monday, January 17.

“It was reported that a Mercedes Sprinter van had been turning at a set of traffic lights when it was involved in a collision with an 88-year-old woman.

“The woman was treated at the scene by an off-duty doctor and paramedics from London Ambulance Service before being taken to hospital, where she remains in a critical condition.

“The driver of the van stopped at the scene and is helping police with their enquiries.”

Any witnesses or any drivers who may have dashcam footage of the incident are asked to call the witness line number 0208 5435157, quoting CAD 2311/17Jan

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One thought on “88-year-old woman fighting for her life in hospital after being hit by a van

  • There are too many intersections in Marylebone that offer limited safe crossing options for pedestrians. I use this intersection regularly as a pedestrian and cyclist. Pedestrians at this intersection are particularly vulnerable to left-turning traffic – more pelican crossings are needed in the borough!


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