Scaffolder hurt in bus accident

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A SCAFFOLDER was taken to hospital with a head injury after he was in collision with a bus in Sheffield.

The man was walking along a street in Walkley carrying scaffolding poles on his shoulder when he turned and one of the poles clipped a number 52 bus, causing him to fall and hit his head.

The incident happened at 9.22am yesterday on South Road, near the junction with Walkley Bank Road.

A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said the man, in his 20s, was taken to hospital.

She said: “The collision occurred on Walkley Road near the junction of South Road. The injured man was working at the location and was carrying some scaffolding. As he turned around the scaffolding clipped the top corner of the bus, causing him to fall to the ground and bang his head on the pavement.”

A spokesman for First said: “A workman was carrying some scaffolding poles on his shoulder when he turned and they stuck out into the road striking a bus.”

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