Man arrested as woman suffers 'life-changing’ injuries after being hit by car on Southsea seafront

A PEDESTRIAN was airlifted to hospital after being hit by a car this morning.

The woman, who was in her 60s, has suffered ‘life-changing’ injuries as a result of the incident.

Police have arrested a man after the incident.

South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS) was called to reports of a woman being ‘pinned’ to a wall after being hit by a car in South Parade near the junction with Florence Road at 11.18am.

The woman was airlifted to hospital. Picture: Geoffrey Osborne

An air ambulance landed and the woman was airlifted to the major trauma centre at University Hospital Southampton.

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A spokesman for SCAS said: ‘It was reported that the pedestrian was pinned by the car against a wall as a result of the collision.

‘We sent two ambulances, a rapid response vehicle and the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Air Ambulance to the incident.

Emergency services at the scene of the accident in South Parade, Southsea on Monday. Picture: Geoffrey Osborne

‘The pedestrian was a 60-year-old female who had unfortunately sustained serious and life-changing injuries as a result of the collision.

‘After initial treatment and stabilisation at the scene, she was then flown to the major trauma centre at University Hospital Southampton.’

The spokesman added: ‘The patient's husband was also taken to hospital, going by road to UHS after suffering a suspected medical emergency at the scene.

A woman has been rushed to hospital with 'life -changing' injuries. Picture: Geoffrey Osborne

‘The car driver was assessed by staff at the scene and discharged into the care of Hampshire Constabulary.’

A spokesman for Hampshire Constabulary added: 'A man has been arrested in connection with the incident.’

Pictures show the air ambulance landing in Southsea earlier.