Driver’s desperate attempts to save man seriously hurt in Ferensway

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Driver’s desperate attempts to save man seriously hurt in Ferensway

Driver’s desperate attempts to save man seriously hurt in Ferensway
2021-12-17 05:00:00
A Hull driver has spoken of his desperate attempts to help an injured man found laying in the road in Ferensway in the early hours of the morning. The man, who wishes to remain anonymous, was driving along Spring Bank at around 6.45am on Thursday and saw what he thought was an object on the side of the road. As he approached Ferensway, he realised the object was in fact a person. Click here for more Hull traffic and travel news The man said: “I didn't really pay much attention in the beginning but then I realised it was a guy that was crushed into the side of the curb and I could see straightaway that his injuries were serious. Markers laid out by Humberside Police at the site of the crash (Image: Katie Pugh) “I stopped my car and put my hazard lights on and tried calling out to the other people in the area but no one paid any attention. “Luckily when I looked up I saw an ambulance on Beverley Road that was coming from town. So I ran up to the front of the ambulance and stopped him. “The paramedic was alone so I helped him until his colleagues came and sorted it all out.” Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will auto-play soon8Cancel Play now The man said the victim must have been in the road for some time but was conscious when he got to him. “There were cars driving left, right and centre, but I can't understand why he was just there,” the man said. “It was really shocking, it's made me upset all day.” Officers at the junction on Beverley Road and Spring Bank (Image: Katie Pugh) The injured man was taken to Hull Royal Infirmary where police confirmed he is being treated for serious injuries. A spokeswoman for Yorkshire Ambulance Service said: “An ambulance member of staff came across an injured male believed to have been involved in a road traffic collision at 6.49am on Thursday. “An additional ambulance was dispatched and one person was taken for treatment at Hull Royal Infirmary.” The junction was closed for several hours as detectives cordoned off the area to carry out investigations. Forensic officers were seen laying out markers as part of the investigation. The man was taken to Hull Royal Infirmary During peak rush hour at 9am, long traffic queues formed down Spring Bank where cars were redirected. Pedestrians were unable to cross Ferensway at the Spring Bank junction and were required to walk down to the Hilton hotel to cross. A Humberside Police spokeswoman said: “Emergency services attended a road traffic collision on the junction of Ferensway and Spring Bank, Hull, which happened at around 6.50am on Thursday, December 16. “It was reported that a vehicle had been in collision with a pedestrian. “The pedestrian was taken to hospital to be treated for what are thought to be serious injuries. “The junction was also closed for the morning to allow emergency services to carry out their duties safely. The roads reopened at 2.15pm. “We would like to than all motorists and pedestrians who were diverted or inconvenienced on Thursday morning for their patience and understanding.” Get the latest breaking news in Hull and East Yorkshire by signing up for updates here. Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will auto-play soon8Cancel Play now

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