Lamppost falls on pedestrians in Sheffield

Jack Battle, aged 20.

Jack Battle, aged 20.

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Two pedestrians were taken to hospital after a car struck a lamppost in Sheffield knocking it over.

A 29-year-old man and a 25-year-old woman suffered minor injuries after the streetlight in the Highfield area of the city fell on them on Tuesday night.

RTC on Matilda Street, Sheffield.

RTC on Matilda Street, Sheffield.

Police said the silver Land Rover hit a lamppost on Matilda Street, Highfield, Sheffield, at around 7.45pm.

A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: “Two pedestrians were taken to hospital to be treated for minor injuries after a silver Land Rover was in collision with a lamppost on Matilda Street at the junction with St Mary’s Road.”

A spokeswoman for the Yorkshire Ambulance Service said: “We had quite a few calls about this incident, the first at around 7.39pm.

“We sent a rapid response vehicle and three ambulances to the scene and two patients were taken to the Northern General Hospital.”

Details of their injuries have not been released.

In a separate incident, Attercliffe Road in Attercliffe, Sheffield, was closed for an hour and a half yesterday lunchtime by police after a lorry struck a bridge and shed its load.

The vehicle was passing underneath a railway bridge when the large barrels on the back clipped the bridge, causing them to become unstable.

They rolled off the back of the lorry and into the carriageway.

A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said nobody was injured in the incident but the road was closed for around 90 minutes while the debris was removed from the carriageway.

The road was closed at 1.54pm and reopened at around 2.30pm.