An 87-year-old woman suffered potentially life-threatening injuries when she was hit by a car yesterday.

The collision happened on or near a pedestrian crossing close to the junction of the B2223 Dominion Road with Southdown View Road in Worthing at about 6.50pm.

A local woman, she suffered serious injuries, including multiple fractures, and was taken to Southampton General Hospital where she was detained.

She is in a critical but stable condition.

The car involved was a silver Ford Focus estate, driven by a 51-year-old man from Hurstpierpoint, who was unhurt.

He has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and bailed until October 23 while enquiries continue.

Sussex Police is now appealing for witnesses.

Anyone who saw the collision or either party involved just before the incident should call Sussex Police on 101 or email, quoting Operation Foxcote.