London Road accident: Everything we know so far about this afternoon's incident in Portsmouth

A woman in her 60s has been seriously injured in a car accident in North End this afternoon.

Friday, 14th September 2018, 9:41 pm
Updated Friday, 14th September 2018, 10:48 pm
Police at the scene in London Road earlier today.

Here is everything we know so far.

- Emergency services were called at 2.25pm to reports of a collision involving a pedestrian and a car, in London Road in North End.

- On arrival police closed part of the road between Stubbington Avenue and Kingston Crescent, diverting traffic through the side streets.

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Police at the scene in London Road earlier today.

- An ambulance was called and paramedics helped to treat a woman in her 60s at the scene. Police said that she had been hit by the car but the vehicle had not stopped at the scene.

- Officers later confirmed the car involved, a Honda Insight, had been found.

- The woman was taken to the major trauma centre at University Hospital Southampton.  South Central Ambulance Service said she suffered serious head injuries in the accident.

- The road was reopened shortly after 4pm and traffic has since returned to normal levels.

- Police have said a man from Portsmouth has been arrested in connection with the incident and is in custody at this time.