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Man, 24, hit by lorry near Pocklington
A MAN was seriously injured after he was struck by a lorry as he walked by the side of a road in an East Yorkshire village.
The 24-year-old victim was walking with a friend on the A614 Shipton Lane, one mile west of Shiptonthorpe Roundabout, near Pocklington, at about 2.40am on Sunday when the incident happened.
The man, from Hull, and his friend, 23, were walking along a raised grass verge at the edge of the road, towards Shiptonthorpe, when he was struck by a lorry travelling in the same direction.
He suffered serious injuries to the chest and abdomen and was taken to Hull Royal Infirmary for treatment. He was later transferred to Castle Hill Hospital and his condition is described as comfortable.
His friend was unhurt and the driver of the lorry, a 43-year-old Pocklington man, was also uninjured.
Police said both pedestrians were wearing dark clothing at the time and the section of road where the incident occurred was unlit.
A stretch of the A614 was closed for about six hours as investigations got underway.
Anyone who saw the men walking prior to the collision or anyone who witnessed the incident, is asked to phone Humberside Police on 101.