Man knocked down by bus rushed to hospital

The scene in Sutton

The scene in Sutton

First published in Sutton Your Local Guardian: Photograph of the Author by , Assistant Editor

A man has been rushed to hospital after being knocked down by a bus.

Police, London Ambulance Service (LAS) and the Air Ambulance were called to Sutton High Street at the junction with Angel Hill at 12.55pm to reports of bus in collision with a cyclist.

A LAS spokesman said a man, reportedly in his 40s, had been taken by ambulance to St George's Hospital as a priority with a pelvic injury.

Police said he had also injured his leg.

Police are still at the scene investigating the incident, and Angel Hill has been cordoned off.

Witnesses said they did not believe the man was on a bike but was out jogging.

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2:39pm Fri 25 May 12

Brianfromsutton says...

I hope the cyclist is ok and his injuries are not too serious.

Interesting though that this is yet another accident that is close to St. Helier Hospital but the injured person is transported a much further distance to St. George's in Tooting.

I know some hospitals specialise in different types off injuries so maybe this was the case here or is it yet another example of 'avoiding' St Helier's A & E Department so it will justify closing it as proposed?
I hope the cyclist is ok and his injuries are not too serious. Interesting though that this is yet another accident that is close to St. Helier Hospital but the injured person is transported a much further distance to St. George's in Tooting. I know some hospitals specialise in different types off injuries so maybe this was the case here or is it yet another example of 'avoiding' St Helier's A & E Department so it will justify closing it as proposed? Brianfromsutton
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2:41pm Fri 25 May 12

Brianfromsutton says...

* of, not off ... typo.
* of, not off ... typo. Brianfromsutton
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9:47pm Fri 25 May 12

Likkle says...

I was in a car accident in Sutton, and we were both taken to St Georges. The ambulance men told my family this was because St Georges are better equiped in there resuc/A&E department then St Helier, and are able to deal with trauma patients better. I know which hospital i wanted to be at that day and it wasn't St Helier!!
I was in a car accident in Sutton, and we were both taken to St Georges. The ambulance men told my family this was because St Georges are better equiped in there resuc/A&E department then St Helier, and are able to deal with trauma patients better. I know which hospital i wanted to be at that day and it wasn't St Helier!! Likkle
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10:53pm Fri 25 May 12

sarah69 says...

My son has been hit by a car twice. We've been to both St Helier and St Georges and i have to say that the treatment and attention we received at St Helier was far better that that at St Georges.
My son has been hit by a car twice. We've been to both St Helier and St Georges and i have to say that the treatment and attention we received at St Helier was far better that that at St Georges. sarah69
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3:33pm Sat 26 May 12

Danny Bhoy says...

Brian - St George's has for a few years been the major trauma centre for this part of London.Anyone with that kind of injury would go there. Same with a stroke. And you know what? By having all the specialists in one unit, they've saved loads more lives. which, as I understand it, is the whole argument for the Better Services review...
Brian - St George's has for a few years been the major trauma centre for this part of London.Anyone with that kind of injury would go there. Same with a stroke. And you know what? By having all the specialists in one unit, they've saved loads more lives. which, as I understand it, is the whole argument for the Better Services review... Danny Bhoy
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