Emergency vehicles rushed to the scene of the incident in Stanhope Road just after 12 noon.
The pensioner - who has today (June 7) been named by police as 89-year-old Sybil Bush - was a pedestrian, and died after being involved in a collision with a Nissan car being reversed by her husband, who is in his 90s.
Asked about the incident, police confirmed that the driver had been ‘spoken to’ by officers.
One neighbour, who asked not to be named, said: “It appears as though it was a tragic accident.
“I don’t want to say anything else. The couple are well known locally and it is absolutely tragic.”
• Officers are appealing for witnesses. Anyone who saw the collision is asked to call police on 01522 558855 or 101, quoting incident 168 of 05/06/2016.