Pedestrian taken to hospital with serious head injury
A pedestrian has suffered a serious head injury following a collision with a lorry during rush-hour in Burton.
During the incident a Midland Air Ambulance and a police helicopter landed nearby at Paget High School.
The pedestrian was later taken to Queen’s Medical Centre, in Nottingham.
Motorists were urged to seek alternative routes due to the road closure while the emergency services were at the scene.
A spokesman for Staffordshire Police said: “We were called just before 9am this morning [Thursday, June 3] to reports of a road traffic collision in Main Street, Branston.
“The collision involved a pedestrian and a lorry just before Warren Lane.
“The male pedestrian suffered a serious head injury and was taken to hospital in Nottingham by ambulance.
“Anyone with any information or dash cam footage should message Staffordshire Police on Facebook or Twitter quoting incident number 178 of June 3 or call 101.”
An ambulance, a paramedic officer and two air ambulances (Midlands Air Ambulance from Staffordshire and the Derbyshire Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance) were sent to the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Initial reports suggested that the pedestrian was in a serious condition.
“The man was quickly taken on board the ambulance where he was fully assessed by the ambulance staff on scene.
“After treatment, he was taken by road ambulance to the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham, a major trauma centre, with the doctor and critical care paramedic from the DLRAA aircraft travelling on board.
“The man driving the lorry was shaken but otherwise unhurt.”
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