Man injured after lorry hits ladder in Walsall

A man was taken to hospital after a lorry struck a ladder in Walsall today.

Emergency services were called to Lichfield Road, in Shire Oak, and the area was closed off.

An air ambulance landed nearby but the man, believed to be in his 40s, was taken to Walsall Manor Hospital by land ambulance where he was being treated for a suspected head injury.

It happened just after 12.30pm today.

There were conflicting reports on whether the man was carrying the ladder at the time, or if he was knocked from it.

John Hawker, spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance, said: "We were called to reports of a patient that had fallen from a ladder and it looks like he suffered a head injury.

West Midlands Police spokeswoman Deb Edmonds said: "It appears a lorry has been in collision with a ladder."

It happened on the road outside Shire Oak Academy.

West Midlands Police officer Pc Liam Marshall took to Twitter to update followers with details and a video: