AN 82-year-old man has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after being hit by a car in Tidworth.

The incident happened just before 6pm yesterday [Thursday] on Pennings Road.

The elderly pedestrian was struck by a grey Ford Focus on the road directly opposite Lidl.

He suffered what police described as “serious injuries to his head” and was taken to Southampton General Hospital where he is currently being treated.

The road remained closed for around four hours whilst emergency services assisted the man and carried out investigations.

Police are now appealing for witnesses. Anyone with information about the incident should contact PC Williamson at the Collision Investigation Team on 101 quoting reference 54190078201.