A MYSTERY woman was knocked down and seriously injured in a crash which closed part of Huddersfield ring road last night.
The woman, who is believed to be aged between 30 and 40, was walking from Huddersfield towards Greenhead Park at about 7.30pm.
Police said she was waiting in the centre of the road at Castlegate near Trinity Street when she walked out.
Traffic lights are believed to have been green for vehicles.
She was hit by a red Vauxhall Combo van driven by a 28-year-old Pontefract man.
Other drivers had to swerve to avoid hitting her.
She suffered serious head and abdominal injuries in the collision.
She was given first aid by the roadside before being taken to the Royal Infirmary by ambulance.
Police closed the section of road for more than an hour to attend to the injured woman and begin investigations into the collision.
Pc Gavin Brennan, of Huddersfield Road Traffic Police, said the woman had no ID on her.
He added: "We do not know who this woman is.
"She is white, slim and aged between 30 and 40.
"She was wearing black slip-on shoes, black tracksuit bottoms with a pink top and a brown fleece.
"She is seriously injured but is stable in hospital.
"We would appeal to anyone who knows or think they may know this woman to come forward.
"Someone may have been expecting her home last night or she may not be at work today."
Contact the police on 0845 6060606.