Road closed as overturned truck is recovered

This Is Wiltshire: Road closed as overturned truck is recovered Road closed as overturned truck is recovered

THE road from Chiseldon to Wroughton is currently closed as emergency services recover an overturned truck.

In the early hours of the morning the lorry, which had been carrying compost, came off the B4005 and landed on its side in a hedge.

The driver had to be cut free from the vehicle and police are currently dispatching heavy equipment to dismantle the lorry and recover it.

Fire crews used specialist cutting equipment to free the 59-year-old male driver, whose legs were trapped.

He was treated at the scene before being taken by land to Great Western Hospital, although the Wiltshire Air Ambulance.

The lorry was carrying about 20 tonnes of fertilizer which has spilled into a field adjacent to the road.

It is expected police will be at the scene for the next couple of hours

A spokesman for Wiltshire Police said: "We were called to a single vehicle road traffic collision on the B4005 at 6.49am.

"The lorry has left the road and gone into a hedge. The driver was trapped and fire and ambulance were in attendance.

"The road was partially closed with traffic able to move past with officers using hand signals.

"The road is now closed for the recovery operation because there are some large units needed to tip the truck back onto its side."

A spokesman for Wiltshire Fire and Rescue said: “We received a call from the police shortly before 7am regarding an overturned lorry.

“We sent out two appliances, one from Drove road and the other from Stratton. We also sent the emergency support unit from Chippenham as it contains heavy rescue gear.

“Crews cut out a male from the lorry using hydraulic equipment and left him in the care of the ambulance.”

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9:32am Sun 25 May 14

gambon says...

another non british driver who has not passed a uk driving test come on swindon let's get rid of these no good eastern euro scum
another non british driver who has not passed a uk driving test come on swindon let's get rid of these no good eastern euro scum gambon
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10:38am Sun 25 May 14

swarm30 says...

This report is too vague to make comments like "another Eastern European driver". It could have been down to bad road conditions, poor loading...anything. this story should've been posted when the journalist knew all the facts and was able to report on them accurately to save on speculation and mis-information being spread around.
For everyone's information the driver of the truck was my father and, from the reports that AREN'T on here, he's lucky this is a story of inconvenience to other road users and NOT a fatality.
This report is too vague to make comments like "another Eastern European driver". It could have been down to bad road conditions, poor loading...anything. this story should've been posted when the journalist knew all the facts and was able to report on them accurately to save on speculation and mis-information being spread around. For everyone's information the driver of the truck was my father and, from the reports that AREN'T on here, he's lucky this is a story of inconvenience to other road users and NOT a fatality. swarm30
  • Score: 6

10:39am Sun 25 May 14

swarm30 says...

gambon wrote:
another non british driver who has not passed a uk driving test come on swindon let's get rid of these no good eastern euro scum
Oh...and he's British. Just so you know. Cheers.
[quote][p][bold]gambon[/bold] wrote: another non british driver who has not passed a uk driving test come on swindon let's get rid of these no good eastern euro scum[/p][/quote]Oh...and he's British. Just so you know. Cheers. swarm30
  • Score: 2

1:47pm Sun 25 May 14

jamie brewer 2010 says...

he was british driver add witshire air ambulance on facebook then you will see he was from uk
he was british driver add witshire air ambulance on facebook then you will see he was from uk jamie brewer 2010
  • Score: 1

3:54pm Sun 25 May 14

mitzy300 says...

To gambon who is clearly a judgemental arrogant idiot, that likes mouthing off before knowing all the facts! Your disregard for a human life disgusts me, where ever hes from he could have been killed. I wonder if youd be as callous if it was a friend or relative of yours? Also if you knew anything about driving you would know you need more than just a uk drivers license to drive a truck/lorry!
To gambon who is clearly a judgemental arrogant idiot, that likes mouthing off before knowing all the facts! Your disregard for a human life disgusts me, where ever hes from he could have been killed. I wonder if youd be as callous if it was a friend or relative of yours? Also if you knew anything about driving you would know you need more than just a uk drivers license to drive a truck/lorry! mitzy300
  • Score: 1

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