Pensioner, 93, dies in hospital after being struck by car

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A 93-year-old woman who was struck by a car as she crossed a road in Sheffield has died in hospital.

Betty Vallance was in collision with a black Toyota Celica car outside a row of shops in Sandygate Road, Crosspool, last weekend.

Police said the car was reversing when it collided with Betty, who may have been using a walking stick.

She was taken to hospital suffering what were first thought to be minor injuries.

But she died on Thursday after her condition deteriorated, police have confirmed.

A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: “Police can confirm that an elderly pedestrian involved in a collision in Sheffield at the weekend has died in hospital.

“At around 11am on Saturday October 25, it is reported that a black Toyota Celica was in collision with a 93-year-old woman, named as Betty Vallance, outside a row of shops in Sandygate Road, Crosspool.

“Betty was taken to hospital suffering what were first thought to be minor injuries.

“However, her condition deteriorated and she passed away on Thursday.”

Investigating officers are appealing for witnesses to the collision or events leading up to the impact.

Call South Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 406 of October 25.