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Casualty airlifted to hospital after van crashes into pedestrian in Oswestry

A van crashed into a pedestrian near benches in an Oswestry town centre street with the air ambulance airlifting one casualty to hospital.

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The van crashed into benches

Emergency services were attending near Costa Coffee on Cross Street on Friday, where three people were assessed by ambulance staff.

One man, the pedestrian was found in a serious condition and was airlifted to Royal Stoke University Hospital, while a second man, who was sitting on a nearby bench, was hit by a statue, which was damaged in the collision. He was treated for injuries not believed to be serious before being taken to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.

A third patient, a woman, was treated for the effects of shock before being discharged at the scene, and the driver of the van, a man, was uninjured in the incident.

The road was closed from the Redhill roundabout while West Mercia Police investigate.

Photos show a UPS van crashed into benches outside the British Heart Foundation store, and the road taped off by police while ambulance crews and police attend the scene.

Reports from the scene say that a UPS van crashed into benches and the airbag had gone off in the driver seat, and there was oil and plastic debris on the road.

A West Mercia Police spokesperson said: "At around 1.25pm today, officers were called to collision where a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle at The Cross in Oswestry, Shropshire.

"West Midlands Ambulance and Hereford and Worcestershire Fire Services are in attendance. The extent of the injuries is not yet known The injured person was taken by air ambulance to Royal Stoke University Hospital."

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