May 26, 2009 In
photos: A nightmare first day on the job for Burnham lorry driver
was the dramatic scene in Highbridge on Tuesday afternoon (May
26th) as emergency crews dealt with a bizarre lorry accident.
fire crews, paramedics and police were called to Worston Road
at 3pm after the accident left the driver stuck in his cab.
truck had lost its balance as it attempted to unload a large quantity
of tarmac, sending its front wheels shooting upwards and leaving
it up-ended on its rear.
crews helped the shocked lorry driver free from his cab.
spokeswoman Cath Foster told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The lorry
was involved in an accident as it delivered tarmac to Worston
Road. Fotunately, the driver who was stuck in the cab was not
injured and was released unharmed."
eyewitness at the scene of the incident told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"It was the driver's first day on the job, so he was left
rather embarrassed by the whole episode."
road is currently being resurfaced by contractors working on behalf
of Somerset County Council.
services at the scene of Tuesday's accident
member of the building company's staff climbed up a ladder to
check on the cab after the driver was rescued by Burnham fire
crews. Photos: Sophie Adams
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