Banbury woman dies after hit by car in gym car park

The woman died after being hit by a car in Bannatyne's Health Club and Spa car park
The woman died after being hit by a car in Bannatyne's Health Club and Spa car park

A Banbury woman died after being hit by a car in a gym car park yesterday (Friday, June 1), with police appealing for witnesses.

A grey Toyota Yaris was involved in a collision with a pedestrian in the car park of Bannatyne's Health Club and Spa in Oxford Road, Bodicote, at around 12.40pm.

The pedestrian, a 74-year-old woman from Banbury, died at the scene - her next of kin have been informed.

Investigating officer PC Julia Stroud said: “Despite the best efforts of members of the public who attempted first aid and South Central Ambulance Service which attended, the female pedestrian sustained fatal injuries in the collision and sadly was pronounced deceased at the scene.

“We are investigating the circumstances of the collision and I would like to appeal to anyone who witnessed the collision, who has not already spoken to police, to come forward.”

No arrests have been made in connection with the collision and the car stopped at the scene.

A Bannatyne's spokesman said: “This is a very distressing time for everyone and our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of the people involved.

We will be supporting our staff who acted quickly and professionally and who are understandably very upset.”

Anyone who witnessed the collision should call the 24-hour Thames Valley Police enquiry centre on 101 quoting the reference ‘690 June 1’.