The woman who was knocked down in Co-op car park was pinned to the floor by her own car wheel, police have said.
The woman, in her 90s, was rushed to hospital on Wednesday afternoon after reports of a car knocking her down in the Mewburn Road Co-op car park.
But police have confirmed she was in fact trapped under the front wheel of her green Ford Fiesta.
Officers cordoned off the car park while firefighters used air bags to lift the car off her leg.
The woman was taken by land ambulance to a waiting air ambulance at Easington Park before being flown to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.
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.”