A pedestrian was seriously injured in the head in a collision with a truck during rush hour in Burton.

A section of Main Street in Branston was closed for four hours following the incident, which was reported just before 9 a.m. today, Thursday, June 3.

During the incident, a Midland Air Ambulance and a police helicopter landed near Paget High School.

The pedestrian was later taken to the Queen’s Medical Center in Nottingham.

Motorists were asked to look for alternative routes because of the road closure while the rescue workers were on site.

A Staffordshire Police spokesman said: “We received a call just before 9am this morning [Thursday, June 3] Reports of a traffic accident on Main Street, Branston.

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“The collision involved a pedestrian and a truck just outside Warren Lane.

“The pedestrian sustained a serious head injury and was taken to a hospital in Nottingham by ambulance.

“Anyone with information or dashcam footage should contact the Staffordshire Police on Facebook or Twitter by quoting incident number 178, dated Jan.

An ambulance, a medic and two ambulances (Midlands Air Ambulance from Staffordshire and the Derbyshire Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance) were dispatched to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Initial reports indicated the pedestrian was in serious condition.

“The man was quickly brought on board the ambulance, where he was comprehensively examined by the ambulance staff on site.

“After treatment, he was taken by ambulance to Queen’s Medical Center in Nottingham, a major trauma center, with the doctor and intensive care doctor from the DLRAA plane on board.

“The truck driver was shocked, but otherwise unhurt.”

At around 1 p.m. the road was opened again.

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