A woman was rushed to hospital with serious injuries this afternoon after colliding with a car in a Hampshire town.

The resident, who is believed to be middle aged, suffered a fractured leg and serious head injuries in the incident, which were originally said to be life-threatening.

But the woman is now in a stable condition after being hit by a car as she used the pedestrian crossing on Commercial Road, in Totton.

Emergency services were called to the scene at around 12.38pm today, after the woman collided with a red Toyota Yaris.

Police said that the vehicle was “slow-moving”.

The driver of the car, a 49-year-old-man from Southampton, was unhurt in the incident.

Four marked police cars, one unmarked police car and a police motorbike remained on the scene for more than two hours after the crash, as officers set up a cordon around the accident scene.

The road block caused long traffic delays for motorists travelling in and out of the town, before the road was re-opened just before 2.50pm.

One witness said: “I saw this woman lying on the ground. She seemed to be there for ages.”

Detectives are now appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Anyone with information on the crash is asked to contact the police by calling 101, quoting Operation Ingersoll.