Elderly woman suffers punctured lung after being hit by Mercedes

Near the scene of the crash on Watery Lane, Preston.
Near the scene of the crash on Watery Lane, Preston.
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An elderly woman is in a serious but stable condition in hospital after being hit by a car.

The woman, who police say is in her 70s, suffered a punctured lung and multiple fractures after being struck by a Mercedes on Watery Lane in Ashton-on-Ribble, Preston.

Police confirmed an investigation is underway involving the driver of the car, although no arrests have been made.

A Lancashire Police spokesman said: "We were called to Watery Lane in Preston at around 6.25pm on Friday (March 10) to reports of a pedestrian had been struck by a car.

"The woman suffered a number of fractures as well as a punctured lung and is now in a stable but serious condition in hospital."