A woman and her husband who were taking a walk with their dog in East Sussex, South East England got hit by a power generating set that flew out from a truck around 7:AM on Monday 8 August 2016. The unnamed woman died on the scene while her husband was treated by paramedics.
According to a statement by Police:
“Emergency services were called to a report of a generator having fallen off a Ford transit flatbed lorry and hit two pedestrians in Etchingham High Street near the railway station level crossing just before 6.55am on Monday.
“A 40-year-old woman sadly died at the scene. A man aged 44 was also suffered serious injuries and was flown to the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton. He is in a stable condition.
“A 42-year-old man from Ashford Kent, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and is in custody.”
Eyewitness Paul Hunt told reporters:
“I came upon the incident minutes after it had happened and there were a lot of people milling around. The generator was lying on the pavement and it also had a large pneumatic breaker attached to it. The lorry was parked up past the level crossing.
“The injured man was on all fours and had a head wound. The lady was in bad shape – she was lying on her back and was having trouble breathing. It was horrible. Then the ambulance arrived and told everyone to move on.”