A PENSIONER who was hit by a minibus near a Herefordshire school has died in hospital, police have said.

Emergency services were called to the B4234 Ledbury Road, Ross-on-Wye, last week and a woman in her 70s was airlifted to hospital.

But she has now died, West Mercia Police said. She died on Wednesday morning (February 8), a spokesperson said.

They added: "Our thoughts are with her husband and family at this time."


The crash happened on Wednesday, February 1 on the road, between the town and the A40, near John Kyrle High School.

The woman was airlifted to hospital in Bristol with life-threatening injuries, the ambulance service said after the crash between the pedestrian and minibus.

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A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When ambulance staff arrived on scene they found a pedestrian, a woman, in a critical condition being cared for by bystanders.

“The team of ambulance staff worked quickly to administer advanced trauma care to the woman on scene to stabilise her condition before she was airlifted to Southmead Hospital in Bristol for further trauma care.”

The police investigation is ongoing and anyone who witnessed the crash or can help with enquiries should contact PC Kris Cooke on 07773 053658 or email Kristoffer.cooke@westmercia.police.uk