Lorry crash victim, 84, in stable condition

Police at the scene of the crash
Police at the scene of the crash
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AN ELDERLY woman who was left fighting for her life after being hit by a lorry is improving in hospital, say police.

The 84-year-old woman was taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital, Cosham, following the incident in Portsmouth on Monday.

She became trapped under the back wheels of a heavy goods vehicle owned by Brit-European, a cross-Europe goods transport firm.

The woman was hit in St Mary’s Road, near Woodland Street.

A Hampshire police spokeswoman said: ‘The woman was taken to hospital, where her condition seems to be improving. We do not have any further updates other than she is in a stable condition.’

Parts of St Mary’s Road and Woodland Street were closed for around five hours after the incident while police carried out their investigations.

The uninjured driver of the lorry – a 60-year-old East Sussex man – was arrested on suspicion of driving without due care and attention and has been released on police bail until June 10.

A police investigation is being carried out.

Anyone with information is asked to call acting sergeant Rob Brind with information on 101 or 0845 0454545 quoting Operation Stangate.

Or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.