Elderly woman hit by car in Co-op car park

The crash scene at Co-op on Mewburn Road in Banbury
The crash scene at Co-op on Mewburn Road in Banbury

An elderly woman has been taken to hospital after she was hit by a car in a Co-op car park.

The crash happened outside the store on Mewburn Road in Banbury at around 4.15pm today (Wednesday).

Four police cars, two fire engines and an ambulance were at the scene, which was quickly cordoned off.

Nearby residents said they were ‘not surprised’ to hear of an accident in the car park because it is as busy as ‘Picadilly Circus’.

Andrew Gilbert, owner of Gilbert’s Carpet and Flooring, who was working at the scene, said: “I heard someone shouting and heard the ambulance sirens.

“It was an old lady who had been knocked over.

“The air ambulance circled the scene but there wasn’t anywhere for it to land.

“They took the lady off in the land ambulance.”

One witness said the air ambulance landed in Easington Recreation Ground but left after 20 minutes.

Another resident, who did not want to be named, said: “I’m not surprised it happened there - that car park is like Picadilly Circus.”

The police have been contacted by this title but have not replied.