Man taken to hospital after tipper truck overturns near Husbands Bosworth Quarry

A man has been taken to hospital after a tipper truck overturned by the entrance to a quarry near Lutterworth. Emergency services, including the air ambulance were called to the scene in Welford Road, close to the entrance to Lafarge Aggregates & Concrete UK's Husbands Bosworth Quarry, to the south of the village, shortly before 9am today. Crews from Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service's Lutterworth and Market Harborough fire stations attended the incident, where they were joined by the technical rescue team from the fire service's Southern station, in Leicester.

On arrival, they discovered the driver had climbed out and on top of the upturned vehicle. A fire service spokesman said: "We got a call out at 8.50am informing us that a tipper truck had fallen over onto its side, close to the quarry in Welford Road, Husbands Bosworth, and that the driver was out of the vehicle and on top of the cabin. "The casualty was suffering with head and back injuries and was lowered down with the help of a 9m ladder, a high platform and safety equipment.

"Leicestershire Police and the air ambulance were also in attendance."

A stop message was received by fire control at 10am, with crews reporting that the casualty was left in the car of the ambulance medics.

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Leicester Area Traffic Control said that the road was shut for a short time during the rescue operation but has now been reopened.

The extent of the tipper truck driver's injuries, or details of the hospital that he was taken to, are not yet known.

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