driver's good deed leads to accident near Burnham-On-Sea
driver of this articulated lorry was lucky to escape without injury
after his vehicle toppled into a ditch near Burnham-On-Sea last
and fire crews were called to the 16-wheeler Scandia lorry in
River Road between Burtle and East Huntspill amid initial concerns
that the driver was trapped.
John Paul said it had been a "heart stopping moment"
when the lorry collapsed into the ditch, leaving his cab perched
in the air, as pictured here.
was trying do a good deed by pulling over to let the traffic behind
me pass, but the soft verge gave way and the lorry was pulled
into the ditch," he told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
am gutted it's happened, but the people in the vehicles were wonderful
and contacted the police and checked that I was OK."
crews from Burnham-On-Sea, Bridgwater and Glastonbury initially
attended the scene and crews made the surrounding area safe.
lorry was left in a precarious position, making it challenging
work for the recovery crews.
worked for several hours overnight to pull the lorry from the
ditch and recover its load of wood chippings.