Video shows moment lorry blown over by gale during Storm Ciara

Footage has emerged of the moment a lorry was blown over by high winds during Storm Ciara. The lorry fell onto its side, crashing into the outside barriers on the Severn Bridge, just before 12pm on Monday, February 10. The driver was treated at the scene before being taken to hospital, Bristol Live reports.

ABOVE VIDEO: You can watch the video of the lorry being blown over above at the top of the article The bridge was closed for the rest of the day and much of Tuesday, as engineers were forced to wait until high winds receded. Recovery finally took place just after 8pm on Tuesday.

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A witness described the scene on the bridge after the crash to Wales Online.

David, from Caerphilly, said: "It just went, so I stopped and ran over to help the driver. "I held him up until another motorist who was a doctor arrived on the scene and the emergency services. "It looked like he has a broken nose and a cut to his head."

See the latest hyper local traffic information by inputting your postcode into our partner In Your Area's tool below: "The driver was totally shocked," David continued. "He said 'I don't know what happened' and then was concerned that others might have been injured.

"We told him no-one else was injured and waited with him until the emergency services arrived at the scene. "It was extremely windy on the bridge, the lorry was sheltering us but we could hardly stand up in the wind when I went to get back to my car. "I had to be escorted off the bridge because the winds were over 50mph."

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Storm Ciara caused widespread havoc beginning on Sunday and into Monday.

Read more about the storm as it unfolded here.

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