Police say this lorry could have been the latest Markeaton Island 'HGV rollover'

Police say another Markeaton Island lorry rollover which could have brought Derby “to a standstill” was avoided yesterday. Earlier this year, the busy roundabout was shut for six hours after a lorry overturned and spilt thousands of bottles and plastic items. But traffic cops ensured a long closure was avoided this time around, as officers safely escorted the HGV to a lay-by on the A38 southbound.

Officers from Derbyshire Roads Policing Unit got involved at around 4.30pm on Friday afternoon.  @DerbyshireRPU tweeted at just before midday today and said: “Markeaton roundabout. Very nearly the latest HGV rollover on the island.

Managed to escort to a lay-by before Derby was brought to a standstill. Drivers – you are responsible for ensuring your load is secure.”

The lorry’s load was secured in a lay-by near Markeaton Island

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