Cirencester A429 dual carriageway closed after pedestrian hit by car
8:22pm Wednesday 2nd January 2013 in News
A WOMAN has been rushed to hospital with serious head and chest injuries after she was hit by a car while crossing a dual carriageway in Cirencester this evening.
The pedestrian, who is believed to be local and in her forties, struck the windscreen of a black Audi as she attempted to cross the A429 stretch between the Waitrose and Stroud Road roundabouts at around 5.50pm.
It is believed that the woman had been crossing from a bus stop on the opposite side of the road.
She was taken to Swindon’s Great Western Hospital with major traumatic injuries to her head and chest.
The driver of the Audi, a woman from Wiltshire, and two primary aged children who were passengers in the car were believed to have escaped unharmed but were taken to Cirencester Hospital as a precaution.
The A429 was closed off in both directions between the Waitrose and Stroud Road roundabouts and on the southbound carriageway from Cirencester Fire Station, causing heavy delays and diversions for drivers.
While roads in to Cirencester have since reopened, the southbound stretch of the A429 between the Waitrose and Stroud Road roundabouts is still closed and is not expected to reopen until after 10pm today.
Police are appealing for any witnesses to come forward, and can be contacted on 101.