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Man taken to hospital after getting trapped under trailer near Middlesbrough bus station
A MAN was taken to hospital after getting trapped underneath a trailer on the back of a van in Middlesborugh town centre today (Friday).
An eyewitness to the incident said the man was dragged along Newport Road for around 12m before a member of the public managed to alert the van driver to what was happening.
Police were quickly on the scene, near to the town centre bus station, just after 3pm and the Great North Air Ambulance as well as road crews were called to deal with the incident.
Martin Townson, who saw the incident, said: “I saw two men stood between the rear of a van and a trailer when the van started to move away. One of the men managed to get out of the way but the other was dragged under the trailer.
“Everybody was shouting at the driver and someone ran alongside the van to get his attention and get him to stop. A passing police officer was on the scene quickly and called the incident in to get the ambulance and air ambulance to come.”
A Cleveland Police spokesman confirmed that they were called just after 3pm today and that no one had been arrested in connection with the incident.
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