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Dig problem Woman treated for suspected broken leg after 'collision' with digger in Belfast

The incident happened outside a busy pub just after 1am on Sunday morning

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The police say the driver of the digger was spoken to at the scene

The police say the driver of the digger was spoken to at the scene

The police say the driver of the digger was spoken to at the scene

The PSNI are investigating after a woman reportedly collided with a digger in Belfast in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The incident happened on Ormeau Avenue at around 1.15am.

Footage which appeared on social media shows a woman and the digger colliding after she got out of a taxi.

Members of the public as well as staff from a nearby bar rushed to her before emergency services arrived and took the woman to hospital for treatment to a suspected broken leg.

A spokesperson for the PSNI said: "Police in South Belfast are investigating the report of a collision involving a female pedestrian and a JCB digger in the early hours of Sunday 8 August.

"The collision, which occurred at Ormeau Avenue, was reported to police shortly after 1.20am.

"A woman was taken to hospital with a suspected broken leg following the incident. The driver of the digger was spoken to by police at the scene.

"Officers are appealing for witnesses to the collision to contact them at Lisburn Road on 101, quoting reference number 165 08/08/21.

"Anyone who was travelling in the area and who may have dash cam footage which could assist with the investigation is also asked to get in touch. You can also submit a report online using the non-emergency reporting form via http://www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/."

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