Man trapped under cement lorry suffers serious leg injuries

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A MAN suffered horrific injuries after getting his leg stuck under a cement truck.

It is understood the victim of the accident was a pedestrian who collided with the truck at a busy city roundabout.

Paramedics and firefighters rushed to the scene of the accident in Edinburgh to find the man stuck under the wheels of the vehicle.

The man was trapped under a cement truck 

The accident happened at 12pm this morning in the Orchard Brae area of the city.

Police say the man is being treated for serious leg injuries.

Rescue teams managed to free the man’s leg and he was treated on the scene for his injuries, before being taking to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.

A spokesman for Lothian and Borders fire and rescue said: “A man’s leg got trapped under a cement lorry at around 12pm today.

“The accident happened near the roundabout on crew road south. Two appliances attended the scene and one rescue appliance.

“He was treated on the scene and was taken to hospital with a serious leg injury.”

The road was closed while emergency services dealt with the incident.

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