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Police appeal after woman, 85, seriously injured in Barrow collision

[P]olice are appealing for information following a collision in Barrow.

Officers were called to the collision on Greengate Street, at the junction of School Street, at 12.28pm today.

The incident involved a red Peugeot 206, driven by a 30-year-old Barrow woman, and a pedestrian.

The pedestrian, an 85-year-old woman, also from Barrow, was taken to the Royal Preston Hospital by Air Ambulance with serious injuries.

The driver is not believed to be injured.

A spokeman for GNAAS said: “Today at 1.15pm the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) assisted the North West Ambulance Service and North West Air Ambulance in Barrow, where a car had collided with a pedestrian.

“A woman, believed to be in her 80s, sustained multiple injuries and was placed into an induced coma by the GNAAS paramedic and doctor team.

“The patient was then taken to Royal Preston Hospital by road, accompanied by the GNAAS aircrew medics, and arrived in a stable but serious condition.

“Walney and Barrow firefighters and police also attended the incident.”

A spokesman for Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service said: “At 12:27pm firefighters were called to a collision in Greengate Street in Barrow-in-Furness. A female casualty was trapped under a car.

“Firefighters used cutting equipment to free the casualty and handed the woman over to ambulance crews.”

The road is still closed between School Street and Alison Street, and is expected to be opened some time this evening.

Police are appealing for any witnesses to the collision to get in touch with PC 1639 Wilson on 101.

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