ONE of Sheffield’s busiest thoroughfares was closed to traffic yesterday afternoon after a pensioner fell under a bus.
Police sealed off Charter Row in both directions near the entrance to the multi-storey car park behind the Debenhams store for just over an hour following the accident at around 12.30pm.
The 91-year-old man from the Manor, Sheffield, is believed to have got off a bus at the Charter Row/Moorhead bus stop and then fallen against the side of a number 25A First bus which had started to pull away from the bus stop along Charter Row, heading for Bradway.
A spokesman for First said the pensioner had just got off the bus and was walking on the pavement when he stumbled and fell under the side of the vehicle, injuring his hand.
The OAP was taken by ambulance to the Northern General Hospital where he has been detained and is being treated for serious injuries to his left arm, wrist and hand.
Police say they believe there were a number of witnesses in the area who had also alighted from the bus who could help them with their enquiries.
Neither the driver of the single decker bus or any passengers, were injured.
Witnesses should contact South Yorkshire Police on 0114 2202020 and quote incident 430 of 6 May 2011.
A First spokesman said: “We wish the passenger well in making a full recovery.”