Motorists in Northampton have described their shock after seeing a gold-painted woman walking in the middle of a busy carriageway this morning.
Traffic was held up along Mereway as people tried to navigate around the woman at about 11am this morning.
A member of the public, who one onlooker said was driving a black BMW, managed to make sure she was safely out of the road before police arrived at the scene. She was taken into a police car at the Tesco roundabout.
Eyewitnesses believe the woman was holding a screwdriver or a chisel at the time.
Jess Hornsey, 17, who was driving to Abington at the time of the incident, said she was concerned for the woman in gold paint.
She said: "I was a bit worried for her. I didn't know whether I should ring the police or not - or whether it was some sort of prank."
A spokesman for Northamptonshire Police said: "We were alerted by a member of the public who had seen a woman walking along Mereway.
"We attended and she has been taken to Northampton General Hospital."