A WOMAN in her 80s was killed after being mowed down by a car in a church car park moments before the start of mass.
The horror incident saw the pensioner struck by vehicle as she crossed Ashcroft Road in Luton, Bedfordshire.
Emergency services scrambled to the scene shortly after 11am on Sunday as she was taken to hospital and given emergency treatment.
sin embargo, it was confirmed that the elderly woman sadly succumbed to her injuries on Monday, leaving members of her beloved church congregation in deep shock.
A spokesman for Bedfordshire police said that officers are now appealing for information to determine the events leading up to her tragic death.
Sergeant Timothy Davies, from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Serious Collision Unit, dicho: “Our thoughts are with the victim’s family and friends, who sadly lost her life in this tragic incident. Her family are being supported by specially trained officers.
“We are trying to piece together the circumstances of what happened and are appealing to anyone who was in the vicinity of the car park and saw anything, or anyone who may have dashcam footage, to come forward.
“Any information will help us with our inquires which are being carried out under the guise of Operation Chance.”
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A post mortem examination is to be held on the OAP’s body to ascertain the exact cause of her death.
The woman has not yet been named by police.