A WOMAN was airlifted to hospital this afternoon after being knocked down by a car and left trapped underneath it.

Multiple police, fire service and ambulance units were sent to the scene at the car park of the Co-op supermarket at Boslowick Road in Falmouth shortly after 12.30pm on Thursday.

The victim, thought to be an elderly woman, was left trapped underneath the car and had to be released by firefighters before being transferred into the Cornwall Air Ambulance helicopter and flown to hospital.

The driver of an estate car was being interviewed by police on the scene.

Devon and Cornwall Police has been contacted by the Packet but has not yet provided any details.

A spokesman for South West Ambulance Service said it was called at 12.36pm to reports of a road traffic collision.

They added: "We have attended with an air ambulance, an ambulance, a doctor and an operations officer.

"It has been reported that one patient has been taken to Derriford Hospital via air, we have no information on injuries."

A spokesman for Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service said: "At 12.42pm the Critical Control Centre was made aware of a person trapped underneath a vehicle in a car park in Falmouth.

"Two appliances from Falmouth and one from Tolvaddon were mobilised and were supported by a wholetime officer.

"Crews used crash rescue equipment to free the individual.

"South Western Ambulance Service and Devon and Cornwall Police also attended and our crews have since left the scene."