UPDATE: 62-year-old man hit by bus in Sheffield city centre

A 62-year-old man was this evening hit by a bus in Sheffield city centre.

Thursday, 27th September 2018, 20:59 pm
Updated Thursday, 27th September 2018, 21:02 pm
The scene of a serious accident in Sheffield city centre in which a man was reportedly 'hit by a bus' (photo: Alana Roberts).

Police were called to Leopold Street in Sheffield city centre at shortly after 6.15pm to reports a pedestrian had been in collision with a bus.

The scene of a serious accident in Sheffield city centre in which a man was reportedly 'hit by a bus' (photo: Alana Roberts).

The man was treated at the scene and then taken to Northern General Hospital by land ambulance.

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His injuries '“ a broken ankle and a deep cut to the head '“ are not thought to be life-threatening but could be life-changing.

Earlier, the road was completely closed and cordoned off in both directions between Virgin Money and the mini-roundabout.

The scene of a serious accident in Sheffield city centre in which a man was reportedly 'hit by a bus'.

Traffic on the road was brought to complete standstill for a time and buses were queuing back along West Street and High Street.

In the immediate aftermath of the collision, a number 86 double-decker service to Lowedges could be seen on the road with extensive damage to its front windscreen.

The scene of a serious accident in Sheffield city centre in which a man was reportedly 'hit by a bus'.