Teen thrown over garden wall after being hit by metal from truck

A teenage girl was taken to hospital after being pushed over a garden wall by a piece of metal which fell off a truck. The incident happened when the teen was walking along North Road, close to the junction of Woodville Avenue near Coleford, at around 3.20pm on Thursday September 3. She was hit by a large piece of metal reinforcement mesh which had fallen from a transit flatbed type truck.

The impact forced her over a garden wall and she required hospital treatment after suffering damage to her teeth as well as grazes on her face and body.

Police are now appealing for witnesses to come forward.

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The vehicle was heading in the direction of Broadwell and police are keen to hear from the driver, anyone who witnessed the incident or vehicle or anyone who may have dashcam footage which could assist.

You can call police on 101 quoting incident 311 of 3 September or submit information online by completing the update a crime report form on the Constabulary’s website here.

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