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Lorry driver stopped by police on M62 after pulling onto hard shoulder to cook breakfast

You can’t beat the smell of sizzling bacon as you dish up a Sunday morning fry up.
But have you ever craved it so badly you’d be willing to stop right there on the motorway?
That’s what one HGV driver was caught doing on the M62[1] much to the bemuseme…

Driver of swaying HGV stays on motorway until load falls off

AN HGV driver has been condemned for staying on the motorway despite his vehicle swaying in high winds before shedding part of its load.
A terrifying video shows the heavily-laden lorry swing from side-to-side and even switch into the middle lane as th…

Police officer saves lorry from motorway bridge fall with his bare hands

A police officer managed to stop a lorry from falling off a motorway bridge by physically holding onto it until firefighters arrived.
The injured driver of the HGV vehicle was still inside the cab as it teetered on the edge of the bridge.

West Yorkshi…

Heart-stopping moment 'superman' police officer stops lorry plunging off motorway bridge with his bare hands

Heart-stopping pictures show the moment a hero police officer stopped a lorry tumbling off a motorway bridge with his bare hands. 
PC Martin Willis was pictured clinging on to the wheel of the HGV as it teetered on the edge of a motorway bridge over …

Driver of VW Golf airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after smash involving HGV

A driver was airlifted to hospital after a serious crash involving a HGV in Flockton[1] .
Police were called to the A637 Barnsley Road at Flockton, just down from the Grange Moor[2] roundabout, at 6.44am.
A spokesman for West Yorkshire Police[3] said f…

Daredevil tumbles into the middle of a busy road after clinging to the back of a lorry in crazy stunt

Man can be seen hopping on the the back of the HGV
Car behind is filming his antics
After clinging on as it travelled through Huddersfield he eventually falls off 




A man risked life and limb in a crazy st…

Crazy man jumps on the back of a lorry and clings on as it hurtles down a road in death defying stunt

A ‘mad man’ jumped on to the back of a lorry stopped at traffic light and then held on as it hurtled away – before falling off in the middle of a road.
In video filmed from the car behind the HGV, the daredevil can be seen gripping on to the back of th…

Steam trains running again after lorry crashes into Keighley railway bridge

FIREFIGHTERS clawed their way into an upturned lorry to reach the trapped driver following a dramatic crash this morning in Keighley[1].

The fire crew ripped away the front windscreen of the skip wagon on Coney Lane so paramedics could climb in and treat the driver.

Once he was assessed the man was able to climb out through the open windscreen and was taken to Airedale Hospital[2] for treatment of minor injuries.

The light-goods vehicle crashed on to its side after it hit the bridge over Coney Lane/Park Lane soon after 10am.

The Keighley and Worth Valley Railway had to delay one of its trains as a result of the incident, but ran a vintage bus service between Keighley and Ingrow[3] stations for its passengers as an alternative until the line reopened later in the morning.

A police spokesman said it was believed the main lift at the rear of the lorry struck the parapet of the bridge and the the vehicle, which was travelling towards Keighley, then turned over.

A section of Coney Lane/Park Lane has been closed but it is understood that Parkwood Street, and Park Lane from its junction with Parkwood Street, are open to traffic.

Crew commander Mick Dunwell, of Keighley Fire Station, said his crew were called to the scene of the accident at about 10.13am.

He said: “The LGV had hit the bridge and gone on to its side. There was one adult male, obviously the driver, who was trapped in the vehicle.

“The fire service, police and ambulance were there. We removed the front windscreen and once the man had been assessed by paramedics he was able to climb out himself.”

Mr Dunwell said there was no risk of fire from the vehicle. A specialist Fire and Rescue Service lorry rescue unit had been scrambled, but was not needed.

The Keighley Bus Company diverted its K5 and K10 buses both ways via Parkwood Street and Dalton Lane, and warned passengers to expect delays.

A West Yorkshire Ambulance spokesman said an ambulance and rapid response vehicle were sent to the scene, and transported one patient to Airedale Hospital with minor injuries.


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