Bin man taken to hospital after being struck by van in Wrea Green

A bin man in their 30s has been taken to hospital after they were struck by a van in Wrea Green.

Tuesday, 19th May 2020, 3:30 pm

A refuse worker in his 30s has been taken to hospital after he was hit by a van on Ribby Road at around 8am today (May 19).

He was taken to Royal Preston Hospital with "serious injuries."

The road was reopened at around 10.50am after being closed for nearly three hours.

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A 30-year-old man has been taken to hospital after he was hit by a vanon Ribby Road. (Credit: Google)

A spokesperson for Lancashire Police said: "We were called at shortly after 8am today to reports of a collision between a pedestrian and a van on Ribby Road at Wrea Green.

"A man in his 30s was taken to hospital.

Enquiries into the incident are ongoing, according to police.

A spokesperson for North West Ambulance Service said: "We were called to Ribby Road, Wrea Green at 8.15am today to a RTC involving a pedestrian and vehicle.

"We treated a male in his 30s with serious injuries and took him to Royal Preston Hospital.

"We sent an ambulance and a rapid response vehicle."

Fylde Council said they are aware of the incident and are working with emergence services to establish the cause of the accident.

A spokesperson for Fylde Council said: "The council is aware of a road traffic incident this morning in Wrea Green involving one of our refuse crews.

"We are working with the emergency services to support anyone affected by the incident and to establish the cause of the accident.

"Thank you for your concern and ongoing support of the service."

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