Elderly Woman Suffers Life-Threatening Injuries In Cawston

1 July 2014, 09:52 | Updated: 1 July 2014, 10:55

An elderly woman's suffered life-threatening injuries after a van crashed into her mobility scooter, and then drove off in north Norfolk

It happened shortly after 3pm on Brandiston Road in Cawston. A van and a mobility scooter, both travelling in the same direction away from the village, collided.

The mobility scooter rider, a woman in her late 70s, suffered a suspected fractured skull, internal and arm injuries, described as life-threatening. She was taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

The driver of the van failed to stop at the scene but was later traced and a man is helping officers with their enquiries.

The road was closed while emergency services dealt with the incident and later reopened shortly before 7pm.

Officers are keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the collision. Contact Wymondham Roads Policing on 101.