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Chaos for motorists as lorry overturns

Published date: 22 May 2012 |
Published by: Staff reporter
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A LORRY overturned on the A55 sparking traffic chaos for motorists.
 
The driver was rushed to hospital following the accident at the A55 Posthouse Roundabout near the junction with Wrexham Road, at about 10.30am today (Tuesday).

The lorry had been travelling towards the A483 when it is believed to have been involved in a collision with two other vehicles, causing it to fall on its side.
 
The driver had to be cut free from his cab by firefighters, before being rushed to the Countess of Chester Hospital.
 
Cheshire Police spokeswoman Shelley Williams said his injuries were not believed to be life-threatening. She said: "The driver of the HGV was conscious when he was rescued."
 
A North West Ambulance Service spokeswoman said a second man from one of the other vehicles was also taken to hospital complaining of neck pains.
 
She added: "We sent an ambulance to bring the lorry driver to hospital, then were requested to send another ambulance for a second male patient from one of the other cars involved in the crash."
 
Police had closed the roundabout for a couple of hours while they investigated the scene, and vehicles were diverted via the A55.
 
The incident caused queues back down the A483 to Wrexham as air and road ambulance, fire engines and a number of police vehicles made their way to the scene.
 
Cheshire Police tweeted to say: “Serious collision A55 Posthouse roundabout to A483. Police, County Fire and Air Ambulance at the scene. Delays on these routes expected.”
 
The vehicle, which was carrying a large steel container filled with chipboard wood, was made safe before being removed from the site.
 
Any witnesses to the collision are asked to contact Cheshire Police on 101 quoting incident 266 of May 22.

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