COUNTY STORM NEWS: Dog killed and man hurt by falling wall

Weather. Photo: Shutterstock SUS-150730-111519001
Weather. Photo: Shutterstock SUS-150730-111519001

A DOG has died after a wall collapsed in this morning’s strong winds.

A man in his 70s suffered a double leg fracture in the incident, which happened shortly before 8am today in Blake’s Road, Bognor Regis.

The ambulance service confirmed the man was taken to St Richard’s Hospital in Chichester after what was reported as a garden wall blew over.

A spokesman for South East Coast Ambulance Service said: “What was described to us as a 5ft garden wall blew over in the wind on a man in his 70s. We were called at just before 7.50am. We sent one ambulance crew to the scene. The man, who suffered suspected fractures to his leg, what seems like a double leg break, was fully conscious while he was being treated, and was taken as a priority to St Richard’s Hospital.”

The fire service earlier confirmed that the man’s dog had died in the accident.

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