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Elderly woman dies after being hit by van in retail park

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Elderly woman dies after being hit by van in retail park

A pensioner has died after being hit by a van in a retail park.

The woman, who was in her 70s, died at the scene at the Wrekin Retail Park in Telford, Shropshire, UK, despite the efforts of medics.

The male driver of the blue Volkswagen van was uninjured but needed treatment for shock after the incident at about 10.35am on Tuesday.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: "Crews arrived at the scene to find a woman underneath the van following the collision.

"She was quickly assessed and found to be in cardiac arrest.

"Ambulance staff began CPR and administered advanced life support but unfortunately it quickly became apparent that nothing could be done to save her and she was confirmed dead at the scene."

West Mercia Police has appealed for anyone who witnessed the incident to contact officers by calling 101.