Pensioner knocked down by car

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a pensioner was seriously hurt when she was in collision with a car.

The incident happened at 11.15am today at a pedestrian crossing on Wickersley Road, around 50 metres east of Stag Lane, Rotherham.

The car, a silver Vauxhall Meriva, had travelled around Stag roundabout and was heading along Wickersley Road towards Rotherham when it collided with the pedestrian in the road.

The 79-year-old woman from the Herringthorpe area suffered a suspected fractured skull and cuts.

She was taken to Sheffield’s Northern General Hospital, where she has been detained.

The car driver, a 65-year-old Whiston woman, was unhurt.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the collision or anyone who saw the movements of the car or the pedestrian just prior to it.

Anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on: 101 and quote incident number 330 of 28 May, 2013.