Pensioner Fights for Life After Crash

An 86-year-old woman has life threatening neck injuries after crash near Ashchurch on New Years Eve.

She was involved in a serious two car crash that happened around 10.50 am on the A46 in Ashchurch, near Tewkesbury at the junction with Alexandra Way heading towards Evesham. That's just off junction 9 of the M5.

The collision involved a white Land Rover Freelander, driven by a 69 year old female from Essex, and a blue Vauxhall Astra driven by an 89 year old male from Devon.

An 86 year old woman was in the front passenger seat of the Vauxhall Astra.

Police and ambulance attended the collision and both occupants of the Vauxhall Astra were taken to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital initially for minor injuries, however on further medical examination, the 86 year old female was found to have a serious neck injury now described as life threatening.

Her condition is currently stable.

Anyone who say anything is encouraged to get in touch with police on 101.

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