A 40-year-old woman is in serious condition at Nicosia General after being hit by a car driven by a 59-year-old man in Strovolos, police said on Friday.

According to authorities, the woman was hit while walking on Vyzantiou Street in Strovolos at around 5pm on Thursday.

She was rushed to hospital by an ambulance that arrived at the scene and was taken into surgery.

Doctors said she is in a serious condition.

An alcotest was given to the driver, which registered a zero.