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OAP hit by car severely injured

Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident

An 86-year-old woman is being treated in hospital for "severe injuries" after she was hit by a car in Midlothian.

The collision happened on Lothian Street, Bonnyrigg, at about 1210 GMT on Wednesday.

The woman, who was crossing the road, was struck by a silver Vauxhall Astra which was travelling eastwards towards the Eskbank Road roundabout.

An investigation into the collision is under way and police are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

A Lothian and Borders Police spokeswoman said: "This has been a very serious collision which has left an elderly woman with severe injuries which required urgent medical attention.

"She remains in hospital in a serious condition.

"We are asking for anyone who was in the Lothian Street area of Bonnyrigg at lunchtime on Wednesday and saw the incident to contact police to help with our enquiries."

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