Falling advertising billboard in Tooting injures woman

Lynsey Barber
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An ad billboard crashed to the ground in Tooting (Source: Matt Down)

A freak incident involving a London advertising billboard has seriously injured a woman, causing her to be hospitalised.

A huge outdoor billboard hanging above a shop on the corner of Mellison Road and Mitcham Road in Tooting collapsed at 7.30am this morning.

The metal hoarding fell around 20ft to the ground, according to witnesses, striking the woman and trapping her underneath.

The woman, reported to be in her thirties, was taken to St George's Hospital with leg and hip injuries, London Ambulance Service said. Her injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

The incident was attended by several emergency services.

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