Investigation continues into Birchwood car park crash

Police are continuing to investigate after a woman in her 70s was seriously injured in a crash at the Birchwood Shopping Centre over the weekend.

As previously reported, a collision between a light blue Citroen Xsara and an elderly pedestrian, who sustained serious injuries, happened just after 2pm on Saturday, October 6.

It is believed the vehicle also collided with four other vehicles, police said, and people saw a helicopter coming in to land in the area around 2.30pm.

Reports surfaced on social media that the driver appeared to “lose control”, hitting a number of parked cars and the pedestrian.

Police were unable to comment on the driver’s condition, but said there was “no suggestion” of a heart attack despite claims made online.

They are continuing enquiries.

East Midlands Ambulance Service said: ““We received a call at 2.09pm to an incident in the carpark at Birchwood Shopping Centre, Lincoln.

“The caller reported a road traffic collision involving a vehicle and pedestrian.

“We sent a LIVES paramedic, a LIVES doctor, two paramedics in fast response vehicles, a double crewed ambulance and the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance.

“One patient was flown to Queen Medical Centre for further care.”

Anyone who witnessed the collision and has not already spoken with officers is being urged to call 101 quoting incident number 215 of October 6.