Man dies after refuse lorry collision at Derriford

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(Last Updated On: June 8, 2015)

A man has died following a collision involving a refuse lorry in the grounds of Derriford hospital this morning.

Emergency services were called to the incident at 7.15am this morning.

It is believed the driver of the truck was involved in a collision with the vehicle. No other vehicles or people are believed to have been involved at this time.

The vehicle is thought to have collided with the driver before colliding with a wall.

A spokeperson for the fire service said:

“On arrival crews isolated gas and electricity supplies to the building and set about making the scene safe. Specialist crews with shoring up equipment will further assist the Police in making the building safe,”

The driver, believed to be a 57 year old man, has been declared deceased at the scene. His next of kin have been informed.

It has been reported that the man worked for Recycling firm Viridor.

Police remain on the scene for investigation.

Update to follow as more information becomes available

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