Woman airlifted to hospital after being hit by ute

A woman has been airlifted to hospital in a critical condition after being hit by a ute in Tamworth yesterday.

Police say that shortly before 6pm, emergency services were called to New England Highway following reports a woman had been struck by a ute.

Paramedics treated a 37-year-old woman at the scene, before taking her to Tamworth Hospital in a critical condition.


She was later airlifted to John Hunter Hospital.

The driver of the ute, a 50-year-old man, was taken to hospital for mandatory blood and urine testing.

Police have seized a white Mazda Dual Cab ute for forensic examination.