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.