A WOMAN in her 80s was airlifted to hospital yesterday after she was seriously hurt in a crash in Milford-on-Sea.

The collision between the pedestrian and a Mercedes car took place shortly before 10am in High Street.

The road was shut from the village green back to Keyhaven Road’s junction with Laundry Lane while emergency services dealt with the incident.

Police and ambulance were in attendance at the scene outside Holland’s convenience store at the junction with Sea Road.

The air ambulance landed in the field behind Lawn Close.

Paramedics treated the casualty at the scene before she was airlifted to Southampton General Hospital.

The road remained closed for more than four hours before it reopened at 2.18pm.

A spokesperson from Hampshire police said: “We were called at 9.52am with reports of a collision.

“A Mercedes and a pedestrian are involved. The pedestrian, a woman aged in her 80s, has sustained serious injuries.”

Police urged motorists to use the B3058 or Lymore Lane to get to the east side of the village.

A spokesperson for South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust said: “We were called at 9.50am to reports of a female in her 80s who had been hit by a car.

“We had an ambulance crew, a rapid response vehicle and the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance on scene assessing and treating the patient.

“Following treatment by all our crews at the scene she was taken to University Hospital Southampton by air.”

Residents spoke of their concerns about the safety of the road in the area around where the collision took place.

A retired man, who asked to remain anonymous, said he could recall numerous crashes into walls and near misses.