Elderly Chichester woman seriously injured after being hit by car

An 80-year-old pedestrian was seriously injured when she was hit by a Citroen car in Chichester on Thursday afternoon (October 27).

Emergency services were called to the scene in Birdham Road at 5.43pm. The woman, who lives locally, was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton with potentially life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the car, an 18-year-old woman from Chichester was uninjured. She was arrested on suspicion of careless driving and bailed until Sunday (October 30).

Police are appealing for anyone who saw the incident to call 0845 60 70 999 quoting Operation Elswick.