AN 80-YEAR-OLD woman was described as being in 'good spirits' this afternoon after allegedly being run over by a car driven by someone she knew.

The first aider who treated her at the scene of the accident in Berkeley Vale, Jacob Langford, told the Packet that, despite her injuries, the lady was in very good condition.

"The lady was in very good condition and good spirits," he said. "She had light grazing and not even any bruises at the time. But the person driving the car was related to her and was just an accident.

"The lady was small enough to be between the wheels of the car when it backed over her at very low speeds. She was taken to hospital for a check up."


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Police and the ambulance service were called to Berkeley Vale, Falmouth at around midday today after receiving reports that a vehicle had reversed over a pedestrian.

An ambulance and a police car were in attendance at the accident outside the Iceland supermarket in Berkeley Vale.

The woman was treated at the scene in the ambulance by paramedics at the side of the road, partially blocking it to traffic, before being taken to hospital at 12.30pm.

The road was partially blocked for a time.

In a statement Devon and Cornwall Police said: "Police were informed at around midday today that a car reversed into a female pedestrian on Berkeley Vale, Falmouth. A woman in her 80s sustained minor injuries."