Woman, aged 71, hit by police car

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AN ELDERLY woman was taken to hospital today after she was hit by a police car.

The 71-year-old from Monk Bretton, was struck at the junction of West Way and New Street, Barnsley, at 10.20am today.

She was conscious throughout the incident and taken to hospital by ambulance for further assessments.

South Yorkshire Police said the car involved in the collision was responding to a report of a suicidal male at the time.