Essex: UPDATE: Overturned lorry closes part of A12

Essex: Overturned lorry closes part of A12

Essex: Overturned lorry closes part of A12

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Police are still advising drivers to avoid the A12 northbound at Galleywood after a crash involving a lorry and Ford Focus this morning.

They estimate the northbound track will be closed for another couple of hours whilst the road is cleared.

One lane is open on the southbound track.

The collision just after 6.30am this morning resulted in the lorry driver being taken to hospital with minor injuries.

Ambulance service spokesman Gary Sanderson said: "On our arrival, the lorry driver was found trapped in the cab by his legs and the steering wheel.

"Paramedics and hazardous area response team operatives worked extremely hard to treat, stabilise and immobilise him before he was taken to Basildon Hospital for further care."

The overturned lorry has shed its load of bricks on the carriageway.

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6:59pm Wed 23 Jan 13

Regbluebottle says...

"Avoid the A13 north of Galleywood"!

Once again terrible sloppy journalism on this site.....no wonder people don't actually go and buy your *newspaper* anymore and actually pay for such incompetent rubbish.
"Avoid the A13 north of Galleywood"! Once again terrible sloppy journalism on this site.....no wonder people don't actually go and buy your *newspaper* anymore and actually pay for such incompetent rubbish. Regbluebottle
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11:51pm Wed 23 Jan 13

OrangeChris says...

A12 or A13.. Make your minds up!
A12 or A13.. Make your minds up! OrangeChris
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10:33am Thu 24 Jan 13

The Yellow Peril says...

Story about an overturned lorry, picture of an ambulance!
Story about an overturned lorry, picture of an ambulance! The Yellow Peril
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