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Bin men hurt in Stansted road crash

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Two bin men were injured when their waste collection lorry was involved in a collision on their Stansted round.

The crew were emptying bins in Lower Street when the accident involving a Range Rover happened, on Friday July 26 at around 11.30am.

It is believed that one of the injured men suffered a broken bone. Both were taken by ambulance to Princess Alexandra Hospital, Harlow, and released later that day.

The scene of the collision in Lower Street Picture: John Hudson (14674324)
The scene of the collision in Lower Street Picture: John Hudson (14674324)

A spokesman for Uttlesford District Council, which runs the refuse service, said on Tuesday (August 6) that neither man was seriously hurt.

"It would be inappropriate to comment further while the incident is being investigated, but we wish the members of staff involved a speedy recovery and would like to thank the other Stansted crews who stepped up to complete the round, minimising any disruption to residents."

A Lower Street resident who witnessed the aftermath said that police and paramedics were at the scene.

“I arrived just after it had happened and it looked like one of the injured men had hurt his foot. Everyone was very calm and the road was still open.”

Parish councillors conveyed their best wishes to the injured men at their meeting last week.

Cllr Alan Dean added: "Lower Street seems to be a high-risk area at the moment. Any activity which is on the street does bring with it hazards.”

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