Pensioner, 75, hit by van in Sheffield

Scene of RTA on Crookes Road in Crookes 27/09/13
Scene of RTA on Crookes Road in Crookes 27/09/13
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An elderly pedestrian was taken to hospital after a collision with a van in a Sheffield suburb.

The 75-year-old woman was injured in Crookes at 8.45am yesterday.

Police officers and paramedics who were alerted to the collision discovered she had been struck by a white Mercedes Sprinter van – driven by a bread delivery man from Leeds – on Marston Road, close to the junction with the main road, Crookes.

Locals said they believed the woman’s foot had been run over by the van.

The circumstances are under investigation.

Police officers cordoned off the spot where the collision occurred as well as part of the main road near the Co-op supermarket.

Traffic and the 52 bus service was diverted away from the crash scene.

Grace Lippolis, owner of Urban Pantry in Crookes, said: “I saw all the police vehicles – I counted five – as well as an ambulance.

“It’s a sad situation and I hope the pedestrian makes a full recovery.”

A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: “An incident was reported at 8.45am on Marston Road, Crookes.

“It involved a collision with a pedestrian and a white Mercedes Sprinter van.

“The pedestrian is a 75-year-old woman, who was taken to hospital with injuries.”