UPDATE: Woman suffers life threatening head injury after being hit by car in Penge High Street

The collision happened in Penge High Street at just before 9.45am

The collision happened in Penge High Street at just before 9.45am

First published in News News Shopper: Photograph of the Author by , deputy news editor

A woman suffered a life threatening head injury after being hit by a car in Penge High Street this morning (August 13).

She was taken to hospital as a priority after the incident just before 9.45am near the junction with St John's Road.

Parts of Penge High Street were closed off for hours afterwards.

A police spokesman said: "We got a call at 9.50am to reports of a collision between a car and a pedestrian.

"An elderly woman was taken to hospital with what is believed to be life threatening injuries.

"Road closures are in place and traffic officers are investigating."

A London Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: "We sent a single responder in a car and an ambulance crew to the scene.

"A woman was treated for a head injury and was taken to King's College Hospital as a priority."

No arrests have been made.

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8:13pm Wed 13 Aug 14

mloclarke says...

The accident victim, Mercy Afrifa, aged 78, was here from Ghana to attend the graduation of her grandson as a doctor. Her main injuries are fractured skull and bleeding, broken pelvis and broken leg. She is being mended and well cared for at Kings College hospital. We wish to thank the ambulance services for effectively saving Mercy's life and we wish to thank the police and especially PC 648, Nick Fishenden, for the care, consideration, precise information and absolutely brilliant way he dealt with a very distressed group of Mercy's daughters and their husbands who attended the hospital. Thank you PC Nick, you are a star.
Mark
Son -in- law
The accident victim, Mercy Afrifa, aged 78, was here from Ghana to attend the graduation of her grandson as a doctor. Her main injuries are fractured skull and bleeding, broken pelvis and broken leg. She is being mended and well cared for at Kings College hospital. We wish to thank the ambulance services for effectively saving Mercy's life and we wish to thank the police and especially PC 648, Nick Fishenden, for the care, consideration, precise information and absolutely brilliant way he dealt with a very distressed group of Mercy's daughters and their husbands who attended the hospital. Thank you PC Nick, you are a star. Mark Son -in- law mloclarke
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12:47pm Thu 14 Aug 14

Jennh6 says...

I was with Mercy yesterday morning before the paramedics arrived, I have been trying to find information on how's she's doing as the hospital couldn't tell me much so I'm really glad to hear she is on the mend and hope she continues to recover well.
I was with Mercy yesterday morning before the paramedics arrived, I have been trying to find information on how's she's doing as the hospital couldn't tell me much so I'm really glad to hear she is on the mend and hope she continues to recover well. Jennh6
  • Score: 3

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