Woman fighting for life after being knocked down by car in city centre

The woman is described as in a critical condition in hospital after being hit by a car on Elmbank Street in the city.

Woman fighting for life after being knocked down by car in Glasgow city centre on same night of fatal crash STV News

A woman is fighting for her life after being knocked down by a car in Glasgow city centre moments after another pedestrian was killed in a crash.

Police have launched an appeal to identify the woman who was struck by a grey VW Tiguan on Elmbank Street at its junction with St Vincent Street at around 8.15pm on Thursday.

She was taken to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital where medical staff describe her condition as critical.

The 57-year-old man driving the car was uninjured, police said.

The incident happened just 35 minutes after another woman was hit and killed in a two-car crash on St Vincent Street near Newton Street.

St Vincent Street between Pitt Street, Elderslie Street and Elmbank Street, and Newton Street between Bath Street and St Vincent Street were closed for around eight hours.

Police said the identity of the woman who is seriously injured in hospital is currently unknown and officers are eager to establish who she is so they can notify her family.

Sergeant Chris Hoggans of the Road Policing Department based in Glasgow said: “It is imperative we find out who this woman is so we can contact her family and let them know what has happened.

“She is aged between 35 – 45-years-old, has light brown/blond hair and was wearing a light cream coloured jacket.

“I am appealing to anyone who was in the area at the time to contact us with any information they may have relevant to this investigation, or who can help us identify the pedestrian involved.

“In particular, I would ask members of the public with recording devices to please check their images as they could assist in our investigation.

“Anyone with information is asked to call Police Scotland via 101, quoting incident number 3467 of February, 2, 2023.”

The fatal crash just moments before was the second this week to occur in Glasgow city centre after 22-year-old Emma Newman, from Moulineaux, Paris, was pronounced dead after being struck by an HGV in the city’s Broomielaw area on Monday.

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