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Lorry driver taken to hospital after fall

Evesham Editorial 30th Jun, 2014 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

A LORRY driver was taken to hospital after falling off the back of his truck in a Pershore street.

The 43-year-old from Leicestershire was airlifted to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham with possible pelvic injuries after falling and briefly knocking himself out.

The incident happened in Cobham Road in Pershore at about 11:20am on Friday morning (June 27).

A rapid response vehicle, an ambulance and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham were sent to the scene with the

aircraft landing in a nearby school.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The ambulance staff were told that the 43 year old from

Leicestershire had fallen about five feet and had initially lost consciousness.

“He was complaining of pelvic pain and also had chest pains when he breathed in and out.

“He had a pelvic binder applied, was immobilised and given pain relief before being taken on the ambulance to the aircraft.

“He was fully conscious on arrival at hospital.”