Man hospitalised after being hit by sign that fell from shop in Alfreton

The scene of the incident
The scene of the incident

A man has been taken to hospital after being hit by a sign that has fallen from a business in Alfreton.

Police said a patrolling officer was walking along High Street at around 12.15pm when he saw a sign fall from a shop and hit a pedestrian.

The scene of the incident

The scene of the incident

The officer and passers-by tended to the man and called an ambulance. He was taken to hospital with head and leg injuries, which are not thought to be life-threatening.

The Health and Safety Executive has been informed.

The scene of the incident

The scene of the incident

Photo by Pat Clarke

Photo by Pat Clarke