UPDATE: Man, 66, hit by car in Kettering

The air ambulance landed in Mill Road Park, Kettering

The air ambulance landed in Mill Road Park, Kettering

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A pedestrian was airlifted to hospital after being hit by a car.

Police were called to the incident at the junction of Eskdaill Street and Montagu Street in Kettering just before 9am on Thursday.

The air ambulance landed in Mill Road Park, Kettering

The air ambulance landed in Mill Road Park, Kettering

A police spokesman said: “We were called at 8.55am to a collision where a man had been knocked over.”

An ambulance attended along with the air ambulance, which landed in Mill Road park nearby to treat the patient who had suffered a head injury.

Police closed a number of roads to allow the air ambulance to land and diversions were put in place.

A spokesman for the air ambulance said a 66-year old man was airlifted to hospital after sustaining head injuries in the incident.

A crew from East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) were first on the scene and assessed the patient for his injuries.

The crew requested the attendance of an air ambulance to provide a rapid transfer to the nearest neurosurgical centre.

Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance (DLRAA) landed at 9.20am and flew the patient to hospital.

Any witnesses to the collision are asked to call the police on 101.