UPDATED: Man airlifted to hospital after collision with council truck

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A pedestrian was airflifted to hospital after he was involved in collision with a truck in Wakefield this morning.

The man in his fifties was taken to Leeds General Infirmary by air ambulance following the collision, which happened outside the Graziers pub on Aberford Road, Stanley, just after 8am.

The Rothwell-bound Lane of Aberford Road outside the Graziers pub was closed causing traffic delays in both directions.

The Wakefield Council truck involved in the collision has a broken windscreen.

It remains at the scene as police continue enquiries into the incident.

Graziers landlord Paul Smith, 52, said he was waiting to drive out of the pub car park to take his daughter to school when the incident happened.

Mr Smith said: “I was waiting to pull out of the car park and I noticed a guy walking on the opposite side of the road. He looked like he had been jogging. The next minute I heard a big bang.

“My daughter was screaming to come back inside. One of the lads I know, who was walking his dog, phoned for the ambulance.”