UPDATE: Elderly man seriously injured in hospital following collision with a car in Bilton

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A man in his 80s was airlifted to hospital yesterday afternoon (Monday) after he was involved in a collision with a car.

This morning (Tuesday) police said that the injured man, 81, was in a critical condition in critical care at University Hospital.

Emergency services were called to Main Street in Bilton at around 4.04pm where there had been a collision involving a silver Ford Fiesta car and a male pedestrian outside Tesco Express.

West Midlands Ambulance Service sent an ambulance, responder paramedic and a paramedic area support officer to the scene, assisted by the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance with a doctor on board.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The responder paramedic was first on scene and found a man lying in the road unconscious after reportedly colliding with a car.

“Upon assessment, crews found the man, believed to be in his 80s, had sustained a serious head injury. The doctor decided to anaesthetise him on scene due to his condition.

“Once stable, crews and the medic immobilised the man with a neck collar, spinal board and pelvic splint before he was airlifted to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire for further emergency treatment.”

A spokesman for Warwickshire Police said it was a ‘serious injury road traffic collision’, adding that the man has injuries to his shoulder, collarbone and head, as well as internal injuries.

Officers are now appealing for witnesses to come forward. Anyone with information or anyone who was in Main Street just after 4pm yesterday is asked to come forward.

Call PC Ed Murray on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.