Man in his 70s suffers injuries 'likely to be life changing' after Redhill HGV collision

A man in his 70s has suffered injuries "likely to be life changing" after being struck by an HGV in Redhill. The incident took place in the town centre on the A25 London Road, close to a set of traffic lights between Sainsbury's and The Sun pub, at around 4.55pm on Tuesday (February 25). The man, a pedestrian, has been taken to St George's Hospital in Tooting with "injuries including a leg injury".

The driver of the HGV was not injured, according to police. London Road, through the town centre, is to remain closed "for some time" while emergency services carry out an investigation and clear the scene. A spokesman for Surrey Police said: "Officers are currently dealing with a serious collision on the A25 London Road, Redhill, involving a pedestrian in his 70s and a HGV.

"The collision happened shortly before 5pm this afternoon close to the Sainsbury's supermarket. The pedestrian is being taken to hospital by ambulance with injuries that are likely to be life changing. The HGV driver is uninjured.

"Motorists are advised to avoid the area if at all possible." Witnesses at the scene described police officers rushing to the scene to close off the road and the man's trouser leg being "rolled up" as he was treated. A spokesman for South East Coast Ambulance Service added: "We were called at 4.55pm to reports of a person hit by a vehicle in London Road.

We sent one ambulance and one single responder car. "An air ambulance crew attended by car. The patient was treated at the scene for injuries including a leg injury.

He was taken to St George's Hospital in Tooting." A retail manager, who wished to remain anonymous, called 999 after hearing a shout.

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If it turns out this service isn't for you, reply with the word STOP and you'll be unsubscribed. She told SurreyLive: "It was right on the traffic lights. I heard the shout and automatically phoned the ambulance.

I went to check and went out to see if they [the victim] were OK but when I got there there was already an off duty paramedic. So I just relayed the information I had back to the emergency services on the phone. "The police cordoned off the road in both directions to stop traffic coming through.

"We have got one critical care unit out there, an ambulance and at least three police cars. The casualty has gone. Quite a few people came out The Sun pub and some people were handing out blankets."

Surrey Police has issued a public appeal for witnesses.

Anyone who saw or heard the collision, or has dashcam or helmet cam footage that could aid the investigation should call Surrey Police on 101, ref PR/P20046115.

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