Man struck by Salisbury bin lorry in life-threatening condition

Man struck by Salisbury bin lorry in life-threatening condition

Published by Faye Tryhorn at 1:45pm 9th April 2020. (Updated at 2:37pm 9th April 2020)

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The man, who's in his 70s, was crossing the road behind the refuse truck, when the collision happened.

The lorry was on St Edmunds Church Street in Salisbury at around 11.40am yesterday (Wednesday 8th April) when it turned left into Salt Lane.

It then reversed up Salt Lane, collecting residential bins.

The area of Salisbury city centre where the incident happened

A pedestrian was struck by the lorry as he walked behind it, and fell to the ground, hitting his head.

He was taken to Salisbury District Hospital, where his condition is believed to be life-threatening.

Wiltshire Police has got hold of CCTV footage of what happened, and the force's drone was also deployed to help:

Officers are asking anyone who saw the incident to get in touch with them.

If you can help, you're asked to call 101, quoting reference number 54200034094.

WIltshire Council, the authority responsible for waste collections, has responded to the incident.

Cllr Bridget Wayman, Cabinet Member for Waste, said:

“We are aware of an incident yesterday (Wednesday 8 April) on Salt Lane, Salisbury, involving a waste collection vehicle operated by Hills Municipal Collections under our waste collection contract. As an investigation is now under way, it would be inappropriate for us to comment further at this stage. Our thoughts are with the injured man and we wish him all the best for a speedy recovery.”

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