A WOMAN suffered “significant” head injuries after being struck by a car on a zebra crossing.

Crowds gathered at the scene outside the Costless shop in Lowesmoor on Thursday afternoon with photos showing paramedics helping the patient who was covered with a blanket.

The car involved was a silver BMW, which was being driven by a male who was breathalysed at the roadside, though does not appear to have been arrested.

The patient was said to be “fully conscious” while being treated by paramedics.

Police are now reviewing CCTV footage to determine what happened.

The woman is described by police as being in her late 50s and she was taken to Worcestershire Royal Hospital following the incident, reported at 4.24pm.

A spokesman for West Mercia Police said: “It was on a pedestrian crossing, a female on the crossing was in a collision with a silver BMW.

“CCTV is being viewed to get a better idea of what happened.

“She was in her late 50s and suffered significant head injuries and required further assessment at hospital.”

The spokesman went on to say the car was recovered, but no bus was involved as was previously reported.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said an ambulance and critical care car were sent to the scene.

“On arrival, we discovered one patient, a pedestrian. She was treated for potentially serious injuries and was taken to Worcestershire Royal Hospital.”

Ambulance service crews left the scene at 5.01pm.

At 5.30pm, West Mercia Police’s control room tweeted: “Emergency services are dealing with a serious RTC at Lowesmoor Worcester.

“This is a major traffic route so delays will be caused. Please find an alternative route.”

A eye-witness told the Worcester News they believed a woman was hit by a car before the car hit a bus.

The police spokesman said this had not been noted in the incident log.

Several readers, writing on our Facebook page, questioned whether all of Lowesmoor, in both directions, is for buses only between 3.30pm and 6.30pm.

However, the county council has confirmed it is only Sansome Street through Lowesmoor from the city centre that is a bus lane between those times.