Woman, 77, hit by lorry outside Southend fire station

Scene of incident outside Southend fire station Image copyright Essex Fire and Rescue Service
Image caption The woman was airlifted from the scene outside Southend fire station

A 77-year-old woman has been run over by a lorry outside Southend fire station.

It happened on the town's Sutton Road about 13:00 BST on Friday. The pedestrian was airlifted to the Royal London Hospital where she remains in critical condition, police said.

A 43-year-old man remains in custody after he was arrested at the scene on suspicion of dangerous driving.

Police are appealing for any drivers at the scene at the time to come forward.

Fire station officer Lee Burling said: "The incident happed right outside the station so we rushed out to help.

"The lady was badly hurt, we gave her first aid and oxygen therapy and then assisted ambulance crews by making the scene safe and helping to guide in the air ambulance."

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