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Air ambulance scrambled as woman in 80s fighting for life after RTA

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An elderly woman is fighting for her life after being hit by a vehicle on the busy Walmersley Road in Bury, Greater Manchester. An air ambulance and other emergency services rushed to the scene when the incident took place at around 11am this morning.

The woman is at the Salford Royal Hospital with “life-threatening” injuries in her head, Manchester Evening News reported.

Enquiries are ongoing regarding the incident.

The Moorside Action Team, made up of local councillors, wrote on Facebook following the collision: “Our thoughts are with the victim and we’ll continue to do all we can to make Walmersley Road safer for all users.”

A police spokesperson said: “Greater Manchester Police were called to a road traffic collision on Walmersley Road, Bury, at around 11am this morning (Tuesday, December 6, 2022) involving a vehicle and a female pedestrian.

“It is believed the extent of the injuries are life-threatening.

“Enquiries are ongoing at this time and delays are expected to impact traffic and travel.”

A North West Ambulance spokesperson added: “We were called at 11:12am to a RTC involving a vehicle and a pedestrian.

“We sent various resources including an air ambulance.

“We took the patient, a female in her 80s, to Salford Royal hospital with head injuries.”

More to follow…

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