Peterborough 'flying shed': Man injured sheltering from storm

Bus shelter damaged by flying shed during storm in Peterborough Image copyright Magpas
Image caption The man was treated by ambulance staff and helicopter medics at the scene

A cyclist was knocked out by a "flying shed" as he sheltered from a storm, in what paramedics described as a "bizarre collision".

The man, in his 40s, was injured as he waited in a bus stop in London Road, Peterborough.

"The corrugated iron shed must have flown between 50 and 70 metres from a nearby field," an East of England Ambulance service spokesman said.

He said the victim was "fortunate to have sustained just a cut to his head".

Ambulance technician Stuart Henderson, who attended the incident on Saturday afternoon, said: "The initial call came through to us as a casualty struck by lightning.

"When we arrived, there were power cables down and debris everywhere."

The casualty was also treated by staff from medical charity Magpas before being transferred to hospital, where his condition was described as "not life-threatening".

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