AN 89-YEAR-OLD 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 on Monday.

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 Hampshire Police spokesman said: “We were called at 1.11pm after a collision involving a HGV and a pedestrian on Station Road, New Milton.

"An 89-year-old woman was sadly pronounced dead at the scene and her next of kin are being supported by specialist officers.

"We remain at the scene and the road is expected to be closed for the next two to three hours.”

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.”

A witness 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.”