POLICE: Elderly woman struck by elderly driver in Kinston Walmart parking lot

KINSTON, NC (WITN)- Police say an elderly woman was taken to the hospital after being struck by an elderly driver in the parking lot of a Walmart.

Kinston Police say that the call came in for a pedestrian hit around 1:45 p.m. in the parking lot of the Vernon Avenue Walmart.

Investigators say an 89-year-old driver backed into a pole, possibly panicked, and drove forward striking an 85-year-old woman and 3 other vehicles.

Police tell us the woman hit was conscious and alert when she was taken to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville. We're told she was taken to the hospital as a precaution due to her age.

There's no word yet on names an charges in the case.