Latest: Pedestrian critical after crash

Collision at junction of St James Street, Daventry.
Collision at junction of St James Street, Daventry.

A 63-year-old man from Daventry has been left in a critical condition after he was in collision with a car in Daventry town centre on Monday.

The accident happened at the Waterloo/Tavern Lane roundabout at 12.15pm.

He suffered serious head injuries as a result of the incident when he was in collision with a black Vauxhall Vectra being driven by a 36-year-old man from the town. A 63-year-old woman suffered minor injuries.

The man was airlifted to Walsgrave University Hospital in Coventry.

A spokesman for the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance, which attended the incident, said: “East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) were first on the scene and assessed the patient for a head injury.

“He was also drifting in and out of consciousness. DLRAA were called out due to the clinical nature of the incident. On arrival the patient had a higher level of consciousness but was showing signs of agitation.

“The patient was anaesthetised, immobilised and then flown to University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire for further treatment. The crew landed at the hospital at 2pm.”

Police are now seeking witnesses to the accident to be able to piece together what happened.

Witnesses or anyone with information about the incident are asked to call the Collision Investigation Team on 101 or call the Drivewatch Hotline on 0800 174615.