A WOMAN was killed after being hit by a heavy goods vehicle in New Milton.

Emergency services attended the scene of the collision, which happened on Station Road at around 1pm yesterday.

The Travis Perkins lorry involved was screened off and police cordoned off the road at the junction with Ashley Road.

A statement from Travis Perkins said: “We have been made aware of an incident in New Milton that involved one of our lorries and tragically resulted in the death of a woman.

“Our thoughts are with her family and friends at this time.

“Emergency services were immediately called, and an investigation is now underway.”

A woman working in New Forest Stationers, who asked to remain anonymous, said: “I saw the Travis Perkins lorry and thought it was just a shunt.

“The police cordoned it off very quickly. When I walked past, I knew it was very serious.”

Half a dozen police vehicles were at the scene, as well as three fire engines.

Charles Nobel jewellers closed for the remainder of the day as a result of the incident.

A post on Facebook from the jewellers read: “Due to a tragic accident at the lights in New Milton we will be closed for the rest of today.

“Access to the shop has been closed off while the emergency services carry out their work.

“We would like to extend our thoughts and sympathies to those affected by the accident.”

An eyewitness said the woman involved in the crash went to get a taxi after her car broke-down.

“When she was crossing the road, the lorry came around the corner and hit her,” he said.

“An elderly gentleman was still in her car. I asked if he was okay and he was very shaken up.”

At the time of going to press, Hampshire Police had not confirmed any details relating to the incident.