UPDATE: Horncastle man killed in town centre collision

Sadly, the 55 year-old man who was in collision with a lorry in Horncastle’s Bull Ring this afternoon died shortly after arriving at the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham.

Wharf Road and the Bull Ring remain closed in Horncastle this afternoon following a serious collision in the town centre.

The scene of the fatal collision in Horncastle today EMN-151102-162700001

The scene of the fatal collision in Horncastle today EMN-151102-162700001

Diversions are in place from the A153 Louth side along Stanhope Road. The left turn from High Street to North Street is open.

EARLIER UPDATE:

Emergency vehicles rushed to Horncastle town centre this lunchtime after a pedestrian appeared to be seriously injured in a collision with a lorry.

Two fire engines, the air ambulance, an ambulance, paramedics and police were on the scene - outside the One Stop store in the Bull Ring - within minutes.

The man, who is local and in his 50s, appeared to be trapped under the rear of the lorry, just yards away from the traffic lights at the town’s main junction.

According to eyewitnesses, the man had suffered serious leg injuries.

The incident happened just before 12.45pm.

LIVES medic Simon Topham along with two LIVES paramedics and a first responder from LIVES Horncastle HQ were some of the first on the scene and were able to give emergency treatment to allow the local man, who is in his 50s, to be airlifted to Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham.

Paramedics and fire crew erected a temporary hoarding around the injured man while he was treated.

He has been airlifted to the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham.

The air ambulance landed at the junction of the Bull Ring, Jubilee Way, South Street and East Street.

Police diverted traffic which was backed up along Jubilee Way.

One eyewitness said the injured man had been shopping locally just before the incident.

A shopping trolley appeared to be trapped under the lorry.

Another eyewitness said they heard a loud bang and a “screech of brakes”.

Before police arrived, people at the scene helped divert traffic away from the incident.

The Lincs Road Policing Unit tweeted at 1.30pm: “Please avoid Horncastle centre at all costs for the next couple of hours due to an accident.”