Elderly pedestrian airlifted to hospital after ‘serious’ Hitchin collision

AN ELDERLY pedestrian who was in a collision with a car in Hitchin this afternoon (Wednesday) has been flown to hospital with serious head injuries.

The man was in collision with a blue Peugeot 306 on Walsworth Road, at the junction with Clare Gardens, and was airlifted to Queens Hospital in Romford.

The East of England Ambulance Service (EEAST) was called to the incident just before 1pm, with ambulance crews from Hitchin and Letchworth attending. The air ambulance landed in the field belonging to the girls’ school.

Ambulance service spokesman Gary Sanderson, who attended the incident said: “On arrival an elderly man was found in a serious condition and he sustained a head injury.

“Paramedics worked closely with the critical care team from the helicopter before he was flown direct to Queens Hospital in Romford.”

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Police were also called to the incident, and are appealing for any witnesses to the collision.

A spokesman said: “Anyone who was in the area at the time and saw what happened or who has any information which would assist officers is asked to call Pc Terry Nesbitt in the Road Crash Investigation Unit at Hitchin via the non-emergency number 101.”

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