Pedestrians crushed by huge site hoarding

Two pedestrians have been crushed by a falling site hoarding in east London. The man and woman were hit by the huge hoarding while walking by Bellway Home’s Pembury Circus site in Hackney on Wednesday afternoon. A 70metre x 2metre high section of the hoarding was blown over Ambulance crews were called to the scene where they treated two patients – a man and a woman – for leg, back and hand injuries and took them to Homerton Hospital. The woman was seriously injured, officials said. A London Ambulance Service spokeswoman told the London Evening Standard: “We were called at 1.39pm to Pembury Road at the junction with Dalston Lane to reports of a collapsed advertising board. “We sent a duty officer to the scene, two ambulance crews and a single responder in a car. We treated two patients; a woman reported to be in her 30s for leg and back injuries and a man reported to be in his 30s for a wrist and hand injury. They were both taken to Homerton Hospital – the woman was taken as a priority.” A spokeswoman for Bellway Homes said: “As a matter of priority, we are working with our principal contractor Ardmore Construction to investigate the incident. Our thoughts are with the injured parties, who we wish a speedy recovery.”

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