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