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Woman, 23, seriously injured after being hit by pallet of bricks falling off a lorry as she walked down the street

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A WOMAN was today seriously injured after she was struck by pallets of bricks that fell off a lorry.
The 23-year-old pedestrian was rushed to hospital after she was hit by the flying masonry while walking.
Pictures show a pile of bricks that look like paving slabs, in an area of the street which had to be cordoned off by police2Pictures show a pile of bricks that look like paving slabs, in an area of the street which had to be cordoned off by policeCredit: SolentThe 23 year old pedestrian was rushed to hospital after she was hit by the masonry while walking in Lyndhurst, Hampshire2The 23 year old pedestrian was rushed to hospital after she was hit by the masonry while walking in Lyndhurst, HampshireCredit: SolentEmergency services charged to Lyndhurst, Hampshire, at around 12pm on Monday to find the woman with serious injuries.
An air ambulance was scrambled to the horror on the A35 where the victim was treated at the scene.
The woman – from nearby Totton – was then rushed to hospital.
Pictures show a pile of bricks that look like paving slabs, in an area of the street which had to be cordoned off by police.
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Police are now investigating how the bricks became “dislodged”.
A spokesperson for Hampshire Constabulary said: “The circumstances reported to police are that pallets of bricks have become dislodged from a lorry and struck a pedestrian, who has suffered serious injuries.
“A 23-year-old woman from Totton has been taken to Southampton General Hospital for treatment.
“Enquiries into the exact circumstances remain ongoing.”

There are currently road closures in place in the surrounding area.
A spokesperson for Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance said: “The Air Ambulance and our Critical Care Paramedic Car was dispatched to a Trauma incident at 12:11 today.
“Our Critical Care Paramedic Car was first on scene and the Specialist Paramedic on board commenced immediate treatment.”

Story Credit: thesun.co.uk

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