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Woman in 70s suffers serious leg injuries in town centre crash

PUBLISHED: 11:53 14 January 2020 | UPDATED: 11:53 14 January 2020

The blind junction between Chapel Street and Mere Street in Diss, close to where a woman was injured in an accident with a car. Picture: Simon Parkin

The blind junction between Chapel Street and Mere Street in Diss, close to where a woman was injured in an accident with a car. Picture: Simon Parkin

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Police investigations are on-going into a town centre crash that left a woman in her 70s with serious leg injuries.

A female pedestrian in her 70s was injured in the accident with a car on Mere Street in Diss. Picture: Simon ParkinA female pedestrian in her 70s was injured in the accident with a car on Mere Street in Diss. Picture: Simon Parkin

The female pedestrian had to be airlifted to hospital after being hit by a car on Mere Street in Diss on January 11.

The accident occurred in the early evening close to the junction between Mere Street and Chapel Street, outside Greggs.

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Police and paramedics, as well as the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance, which landed in nearby Diss Park, were called following reports of a woman injured in the collision.

She was transported by air ambulance to Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. Her injuries are said to be serious.

A Norfolk Police spokesman said enquiries into the circumstances surrounding the accident were on-going. Witnesses are being asked to contact PC 1350 Lincoln by calling 101.

The accident occurred less than 100m from where 75-year-old pedestrian Maureen Self was killed on Mere Street in a collision involving a Royal Mail lorry last July.

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