Woman hit by car as she checks on injured deer

Police are appealing for the driver of a car involved in a collision in Blakeney yesterday evening (Saturday 8 December 2019) to come forward.

An elderly man and woman were travelling in a grey Volvo V50 estate along the B1156 between 5pm and 6.30pm when the car was in collision with a deer, near to the junction with Galley Hill Farm.

The woman got out of the car to check on the deer and was subsequently involved in a collision with another vehicle, causing her to fall over.

The occupants of the second car stopped at the scene to check on the welfare of the woman but left a short time later.

The woman was then taken to the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital where it was established her injuries were more serious than originally suspected. The woman remains in hospital in a stable condition.

"Police were made aware of this collision following concerns the man and woman had not returned home. They were later traced to the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital having made their own way there.

Sgt Richard Starkey, Norfolk Police

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident, or anyone with information, should contact Sergeant Richard Starkey on 101.