Paramedics rushed to the busy shopping center after the woman in her 20s ‘fell off the balcony’, as another shopper in her 80s was injured.
The woman fell from a balcony at The Glades in Bromley, south-east London
A woman falls from a shopping center balcony and falls onto an elderly pensioner, with paramedics taking them both to hospital.
Emergency services were called to The Glades in Bromley, south-east London, shortly after 2pm yesterday to reports of someone falling from a height.
A woman, believed to be in her 20s, is understood to have fallen from the balcony onto a second woman, believed to be in her 80s.
The young woman was taken to a major trauma center in south London, but her condition is not believed to be life-threatening.
The elderly woman’s injuries were treated by paramedics at the scene before she was taken to a local hospital.
Police have launched an investigation and are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or is relevant to come forward.
A Met Police spokesman said: ‘At around 2.16pm on Monday, July 24, officers were called to a fall from height at The Glades in Bromley. Officers attended alongside the London Ambulance Service.
‘A woman – believed to be in her 20s – is believed to have fallen from a balcony. He was taken to a south London hospital where his condition is not believed to be life-threatening.
‘Another woman, aged in her 80s, was found with injuries from the fall. He was treated at the scene.’
London Ambulance Service sent three ambulance crews, a rapid response vehicle, an emergency response team and an incident response officer to the scene.
A trauma team from London’s Air Ambulance Service was also present at the incident.
A London Ambulance Service spokesman said: ‘We were called at 2.13pm on Monday (July 24) to reports of a man who had fallen from a height in Bromley’s High Street.
‘We sent three ambulance crews, a paramedic in a rapid response vehicle, a volunteer emergency response team and an incident response officer to the scene. We also sent a trauma team from London’s Air Ambulance, with a paramedic and a doctor in a car.
‘The first paramedic arrived in about three minutes.
‘We treated one patient at the scene and transported him to a major trauma center as a matter of priority. We also treated the second patient and took him to a local hospital.’
Police are continuing their investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident. Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting CAD 3881/24Jul.
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