Pedestrian in critical condition after being hit by car

An air ambulance landed on Villiers Close after the incident
An air ambulance landed on Villiers Close after the incident

A man is in a critical condition with serious head injuries after a car mounted the pavement on Oakley Road, Luton, and collided with three pedestrians yesterday.

The incident occurred at the junction with Roman Road at around 11.20am when a gold Vauxhall Astra driven by a 79-year-old man was negotiating a roundabout when for unknown reasons left the road and struck three pedestrians.

One pedestrian, a man aged 33 from Luton, suffered serious head injuries and his condition is described as critical.

His wife, aged 25, suffered slight injuries and their friend– a 45 year old woman– suffered a broken leg.

The driver of the car was treated for shock while his wife, the passenger, was taken to hospital with leg injuries.

PC Dave Clarke from the Beds and Herts Collision Investigation Unit is appealing to anyone who was in the area at the time and saw a gold Vauxhall Astra driving between Westbourne Road and the collision scene in Oakley Road.

If you have information relating to this incident, contact PC Clarke, in confidence, on 01438 757500, the non-

emergency 101 number, or text information to 07786 200011.

Alternatively contact independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at