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Cosham High Street road closure after 80 year old woman hit in traffic collision

An 80 year old pensioner has suffered life changing injuries after an RTC happened just at around 12.00 pm on Cosham High Street junction with Vectis Way.

It is believed that a van traveling into Vectis Way hit the 80 year old in the collision, the person is believed to have been trapped under the vehicle.

Emergency services were scrambled to the incident with 2 appliances from Cosham Fire Station, Hampshire Roads Policing Unit, Paramedics from South Central Ambulance Service and a Hazardous Area Response Team from South Central Ambulance Service.

A spokesman from Hampshire police said: ‘Our officers were called at midday today following reports of a collision on Cosham High Street, between a van and a pedestrian.

‘The pedestrian, a woman in her 80s, suffered serious and life-threatening injuries and was taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital.

‘There is currently a road closure in place on Cosham High Street and Vectis Way.’

Motorists are being urged to avoid the town centre while emergency services deal with the incident.

Paramedics from South Central Ambulance Service provided treatment to the wounded pensioner.

A spokeswoman said the service was alerted to the emergency at 11.56am.

The official added: ‘We sent to the scene two ambulance crews and an ambulance officer who were assessing and treating one patient who was in a life-threatening condition.

The patient received treatment at the scene by all our crews and was taken onto Queen Alexandra Hospital.’

Firefighters from Cosham and Portchester assisted paramedics in providing first aid to the injured pensioner.

A spokeswoman for the service said: ‘Firefighters helped provide immediate emergency care to the female pedestrian and assisted police colleagues with making the scene safe.’

Crews began leaving the scene shortly before 1300.

More updates to follow.