An elderly woman has been knocked down crossing a busy city street.
Emergency services were called to New Hall Lane, Preston, at 12.46pm yesterday, after the woman was hit by a car almost opposite the Post Office.
A local shop keeper, who asked not to be named, said: “I heard a bang and then everyone went out to see what had happened.
“There was a green car stopped in the middle of the road, and an injured woman.
“Everyone was saying she was a French lady and that she’d been crossing the road to get to a shop.
“She’d taken a bit of a hammering, but she was sat up and was talking luckily.”
Yesterday police temporarily closed a small section of New Hall Road while paramedics tended to the woman and police recovered an R-registered green Nissan Micra.
The Micra’s windcreen was smashed in the centre at the bottom.
St Matthew’s Councillor Veronica Afrin said: “There is certainly a lot of concern about the road, which is one of the busiest routes in and out of Preston.
“Making it a 20mph zone wouldn’t work because we need to keep traffic moving, but pedestrians need to be careful and use proper crossings when they can.”
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