Lorry driver dies following M4 Severn Bridge crash

A lorry driver has died following a serious crash on the M4 Severn Bridge this morning (Wednesday). The man was airlifted to hospital following the collision on the M4 which has closed the second Severn Bridge in both directions. Gwent Police were called to the scene at 10.30am this morning to reports that a lorry had “driven down the embankment and onto land alongside the M4 westbound at the end of the bridge”.

The male driver of the HGV lorry was airlifted to University Hospital Wales, but police have confirmed that he has since died of his injuries. No other motorists were injured in the incident and Gwent Police have now left the scene. However the bridge is expected to remain closed for the rest of the day while engineers assess the damage, and the westbound carriageway is expected to remain closed overnight.

The motorway is still closed at the time of writing – get the latest updates in our M4 Severn Bridge crash blog . Chief Inspector Martyn Smith said: “Currently, the bridge is closed east and westbound while engineers assess the damage to the barriers and carry out emergency repair works. “We anticipate the bridge will be closed by the Highways Agency for the remainder of the day.

“Highways England have confirmed that the westbound carriageway is expected to remain closed between Junction 21 and Junction 23 until at least 6am tomorrow morning.

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“We are advising motorists to take alternative routes today.”

Gwent Police are investigating the circumstances of the collision and are asking anyone with any information to get in touch.

Anyone with information or who witnessed the crash or has dash cam footage is asked to contact Gwent Police on 101 or Direct Message us on Facebook or Twitter, quoting log 129 04/09/19.

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