Woman airlifted to hospital after mobility scooter crash in Raunds

The air ambulance landing in the recreation ground. Picture by Alwyn York
The air ambulance landing in the recreation ground. Picture by Alwyn York

An elderly woman was airlifted to hospital following a collision between a car and a mobility scooter.

The accident happened at about 5.10pm on Saturday, June 27, near the Co-op in Brook Street, Raunds.

A blue Mercedes A Class, driven by an 80-year-old man from Huntingdon, collided with a 77-year-old woman from Raunds who was riding a red mobility scooter.

Flying medics Dr Nick Scott and paramedic Dan Read landed next to the cricket ground in the town in the Magpas Air Ambulance at about 5.40pm.

They assessed the woman, who had suffered serious injuries to her leg and head.

The Magpas team provided the woman with pain relief, before flying her to University Hospital Coventry.

On arrival at the hospital the patient was in a stable condition.

Northants Police are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information about the accident to call the Northamptonshire Police Drivewatch Hotline on 0800 174615.

The fire and rescue services and an East Midlands Ambulance Service paramedic crew were also on the scene.