EMERGENCY crews worked to free an elderly man trapped under a bus following an incident in Poole on Friday.

Police, fire, ambulance and an air ambulance were all called following a collision between a Morebus vehicle and a man at the George Roundabout, just off High Street North, causing heavy traffic disruption.

Richard Wade, Morebus general manager, said: “I can confirm there was an incident yesterday when it appears an elderly pedestrian fell into the side of an M2 bus at the George roundabout in Poole.

“We called for an ambulance, and the pedestrian was taken to hospital. We are monitoring his condition closely and hope he makes a full and speedy recovery.”

Bournemouth Echo: Emergency services work to free elderly man trapped under a bus on George Roundabout, PooleEmergency services work to free elderly man trapped under a bus on George Roundabout, Poole

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service say they were called at 5.46pm by the ambulance service to help free the man, with one crew from Poole, one from Springbourne and one from Blandford mobilised. An officer also attended.

The area was cordoned off by police and traffic was stopped from approaching the roundabout.

The fire service left the scene shortly after 6.04pm after the elderly man was taken to hospital.

Dorset Police was called to reports of an incident involving a pedestrian and a bus at 5.45pm.

The road was closed to allow emergency service to deal with the casualty. 

Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance was called to the scene but was not required.

An 83-year-old man from Poole was taken to Poole Hospital with injuries described as serious but not life-threatening.

A Dorset Police spokesperson thanked members of their public for their patience while emergency services tended to the casualty.

The driver of the bus, a 34-year-old man, was uninjured.