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Lorry driver in his 70s injured after David Fox Transport HGV overturns on A1

A lorry driver in his 70s who was driving a Teesside firm’s HGV was seriously injured today in an A1 smash. North Yorkshire Police say a David Fox Transport HGV overturned on its side and headed back down the bank towards the main carriageway on the A1 northbound at junction 47, on the slip road towards the A59, at around 12.10pm. The driver, a man in his 70s, was taken to Leeds General Infirmary by air ambulance with serious, but not believed to be life threatening, injuries.

The lorry was the only vehicle involved. David Fox Transport, which is based in Grangetown[1] and also has depots in Leeds and Immingham, declined to comment when contacted by The Gazette. The road was closed northbound between J46 (Wetherby/York) and J47 (Harrogate/Knaresborough) due to what Highways England called a “serious traffic collision resulting in an overturned vehicle.”

The smash caused major traffic disruption, with traffic having to be diverted off the motorway at J46 and rejoining it at J48. The motorway was reopened by mid-afternoon, but the slip road was expected to remain closed for several hours. Anyone who witnessed the collision, or who saw the vehicle before the accident happened, is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 and ask for PC 1532 Harrison or email [email protected]

Please quote reference number NYP-07022017-0150 when passing on information.

References

  1. ^ Grangetown (www.gazettelive.co.uk)

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