Man knocked down by bus in Hull city centre (updated)
A man has suffered head injuries after he was hit by a bus at an accident blackspot in Hull city centre.
The man, in his 30s, was knocked down by the East Yorkshire Motor Services (EYMS) bus in Brook Street, outside the entrance to Prospect Shopping Centre, at around 6pm last night.
His head hit the windscreen of the bus, which shattered.
He was taken to Hull Royal Infirmary for treatment and later released.
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Peter Shipp, chief executive and chairman of EYMS, said the road was a 20mph zone.
He said: "Obviously, I have no idea what happened in this scenario, and we will be doing all we can to help police with their enquiries.
"However, I do know there is concern nationally from bus companies about people crossing roads while using mobile phones and listening to iPods. You wouldn't want to be distracted by these things as a driver and you shouldn't use them when crossing a road as a pedestrian either.
"Whatever the cause, we are very sorry about what has happened and hope the man makes a speedy recovery. We will also be helping the police in whatever way we can with their enquiries."
Police are appealing for witnesses to the accident. Anyone who saw it should call non-emergency number 101.
The accident comes just days after a woman suffered serious injuries when she was hit by a bus as she crossed the road outside St Stephen's shopping centre.