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PEDESTRIAN CRUSHED BY LORRY IN YARMOUTH

yarmouthlorryincidentUPDATED: The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance is this morning (Wednesday) attending an incident in Yarmouth where a pedestrian has been crushed by a lorry.

Paramedics from the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service were called to the scene on Quay Street shortly before 10:00 following reports of a pedestrian having been hit by a lorry.

Island Echo understands the injured male – a delivery driver – has been pinned against his van by a passing DHL articulated lorry as the large vehicle made a turn. The casualty has suffered serious crush injuries and is currently being assessed and treated by paramedics and doctors from the HIOWAA.

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yarmouthincidentPolice have closed the road near to the Wightlink terminal and the Air Ambulance has landed in a nearby car park, which has been closed.

Officers from the Isle of Wight Roads Policing Unit are investigating the incident.

UPDATE @ 11:50 – The delivery driver crushed against his van, who has sustained serious injuries, has been taken to St Mary’s Hospital by land ambulance.

Quay Street has now reopened.

UPDATE @ 13:45 – The casualty of this morning’s incident is recovering in hospital this afternoon having received non-life threatening injuries, including what is believed to be a broken collar bone.

Photographs below thanks to Colin McCrae

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