Surrey

Woman dies as Land Rover hits Guildford shoppers

Guildford crash scene Image copyright @GUWeather/PA Wire

A woman has died and two people were injured when a Land Rover left the road and hit shoppers in Guildford town centre.

Surrey Police said the 4x4 struck a group of pedestrians in Bridge Street at about 13:30 GMT.

A woman in her 30s was pronounced dead at the scene, officers said. Police have informed her family.

Another pedestrian, a man in his 40s, has suffered serious pelvic injuries and been taken to hospital in London.

Police said a third pedestrian, a woman in her 30s, had minor injuries.

The Land Rover Defender driver, a man in his 40s, has been taken to the Royal Surrey County Hospital with what are thought to be minor injuries.

Image caption Police officers carried away evidence from the crash scene
Image caption The scene of the accident was screened off with a green tarpaulin
Image copyright @GUWeather/PA Wire
Image caption A large part of the town centre was closed to traffic

'Major accident'

Matty Wilson, who lives in a flat overlooking the scene, said he could see several police cars blocking the road.

He said the 4x4 had been covered from view and passers-by were standing and watching.

"I could see it was a major accident," he said. "A number of pedestrians were involved."

Mr Wilson said the emergency services were still at the scene at about 16:00 GMT.

BBC reporter Adrian Harms, who is at the scene, said details of what happened remained unclear.

He said the road had been completely sealed off, with traffic around Guildford "largely gridlocked" and the town centre in "chaos", but Bridge Street reopened after 17:00 GMT.

Police remained at the scene and green screen had been erected around the crash site, he added.

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