Woman fighting for life after being hit by falling pallet of bricks in Tower Hamlets

A woman is fighting for life in hospital after she was struck by bricks and debris that fell from a crane at a building site onto a street in east London.

She suffered severe injuries after she was crushed by debris from a pallet of bricks that fell from a crane in Tower Hamlets on Tuesday morning. 

Video footage showed a crowd of people rushing to help the woman as she lay injured on the pavement in Burdett Road.

Witnesses said the woman was given CPR by passers-by until the emergency services arrived and she was taken to hospital. 

Police and paramedics raced to the scene near to the junction with St Paul’s Way at about 9.40am.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: “Police in Tower Hamlets are dealing after a woman was injured by falling debris. 

“Officers were called at 9.40am on Tuesday, March 27 to Burdett Road at the junction with St Pauls Way, E3.

“A woman has apparently been struck by debris falling from a building site crane. London Ambulance Service attended and the woman was taken to an east London hospital in a critical condition.

“Her next of kin have been informed. Local road closures are in place while emergency services deal.” 

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