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Senior hurt after van rolls from parking spot

A 72-year-old woman was hurt after being struck by a van that rolled from its parking space in Hamilton yesterday morning.

Police said the pedestrian was taken to hospital as “a precautionary measure”.

The incident happened near the junction of King Street and Reid Street just before 10am.

A Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: “Fire service responded to reports of a road traffic collision on King Steet.

“The pedestrian has an injured knee but all vitals are normal.”

A police spokesman said: “Around 10.04am, officers responded to a collision report involving a 72-year-old female pedestrian and a van, near the junction of King and Reid Streets in the City of Hamilton.

“Information received is that the pedestrian was walking in the area with her husband when a parked unoccupied vehicle appeared to have rolled from its parking spot, struck a street sign and then knocked the lady to the ground.

“She sustained abrasions to her knees and was taken to the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital for further checks and as a precaution.”

Witnesses can contact PC 2483 Mattatal on 247-1704 or e-mail amattatall@bps.bm