A 93-year-old man is in a “very poorly condition” after suffering head injuries when hit by a bus in Spalding.
The collision happened between the elderly pedestrian, thought to be from the Spalding area, and a single-decker bus next to Spalding Bus Station in Winfrey Avenue just after 10.20am on Tuesday.
Police and paramedics were both called to the scene, opposite Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field, where the man was treated and then airlifted to Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham.
A spokesman for East Midlands Ambulance Service said: “We received a call at 10.21am to Spalding Bus Station where the caller reported that a person had been hit by a bus.
“A double-crewed ambulance and a fast response car arrived on scene, as well as Helimed and the police.
“One patient was transported by helicopter to Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham with head injuries.”
Police closed closed Winfrey Avenue, near its junction with Kings Road and the entrance to the playing field, for at least four hours while road traffic collision investigators examined the scene.
The bus involved was the Market Deeping to Spalding service, operated by Shaw’s Coaches of Maxey, which had just completed its journey from the Deepings to Spalding Bus Station.
A Lincolnshire Police spokesman said: “The casualty is a 93 year-old local man who is in a very poorly condition at Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham, with head injuries.”
Anyone who saw the accident and has not yet spoken to police should call the collision witness appeal hotline on 01522 558855, quoting incident number 125 of August 23.
UPDATE TUESDAY 3.55PM: Pedestrian suffers head injuries after bus crash in Spalding
Police are due to reopen a road next to Spalding Bus Station after a man was airlifted to hospital with head injuries when he was hit by a bus today.
The man, who police believe is from the Spalding area, was hit by a single-decker bus outside Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field in Winfrey Avenue just after 10.20am.
He was flown to the Queen’s Medical Centre with head injuries and police are appealing for anyone who was in the area and saw the accident to call the Lincolnshire Police Collision Witness appeal hotline on 01522 558855.
A Lincolnshire Police spokesman said: “We expect Winfrey Avenue, the road outside the bus station, to remain closed until about 2.30 pm.”
UPDATE TUESDAY 12.35PM: Pedestrian suffers head injuries after bus crash in Spalding
A pedestrian has been airlifted to hospital with head injuries after they were hit by a bus in Spalding this morning.
The collision happened at Spalding Bus Station in Winfrey Avenue where the pedestrian was hit by a passenger bus that had come into Spalding from Market Deeping just after 10.20am.
Emergency services, including paramedics, attended the scene after a caller reported the collision and the injured person was flown to Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham, by air ambulance.
Police have closed Winfrey Avenue between its junction with Kings Road and the entrance to Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field while officers from Lincolnshire Police’s collision investigation team carry out an examination of the collision site.
BREAKING NEWS TUESDAY 11.50AM: Pedestrian hit by bus at Spalding depot
A pedestrian has been hurt after they were hit by a bus near Spalding town centre this morning.
The collision happened at Spalding Bus Station in Winfrey Avenue at about 10.25am. It is believed the bus was bound for Market Deeping.
There are no details yet as to the pedestrian’s condition.
Winfrey Avenue is currently closed from King’s Road to the vehicle entrance of the Sir Halley Stewart Field.