Lorry driver treated for injuries after being pulled from crash by Wingfield Farm drinkers

A lorry driver was injured after his vehicle overturned at a busy roundabout near the Humber Bridge.[1] The driver was pulled from the lorry by drinkers at the nearby Wingfield Farm pub after the crash at 6.40pm on Saturday. The crash caused significant travel disruption for several hours as police[2] and fire crews tried to clear the scene.

The lorry on its side

A spokesman for Humberside Fire and Rescue Service[3] said: “We were called at 6.45pm to a report of a HGV which had overturned on a roundabout.

“The adult driver was out before the arrival of the fire service and was in the care of paramedics. We cleared up the oil and diesel spillage using soil from the roundabout and made the vehicle safe. “We had dealt with it by 9.10pm and left in the hands of the police.”

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Witness Wendy Pahlen arrived at Wingfield Farm just after the accident.

“We got here about 6.40pm and we saw oil spilling out of the side of the lorry – it was really gushing out of the side.

“People who were at the pub managed to drag the driver out on to the pavement and this was all before the emergency services arrived.”

Police told drivers to avoid the area while they dealt with the accident, which took several hours.

References

  1. ^ Humber Bridge. (www.hulldailymail.co.uk)
  2. ^ police (www.hulldailymail.co.uk)
  3. ^ Humberside Fire and Rescue Service (www.hulldailymail.co.uk)

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