OAP airlifted to Queen’s Hospital after Romford road accident

A 79-year-old pedestrian was airlifted to hospital on Saturday morning following an accident on a Romford road.

The woman was in collision with a black Ford Mondeo, in St Edward’s Way, at 11.45am.

She sustained head and leg injuries, but was “conscious and breathing” when medics arrived, a spokesman for London Ambulance Service (LAS) said.

She was flown to Queen’s Hospital, in Rom Valley Way, Romford, “as a priority”, where she remains.

Her condition is not life-threatening, a police spokesman added.

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The driver of the vehicle was uninjured.

Witness Ian Dowens said: “There was a lot of traffic backed-up in the town centre for quite a long time.”

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The road reopened at 12.40pm.

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