Driver escapes unhurt as lorry overturns in Oswestry

[gallery] A lorry driver escaped injury when his 44-tonne heavy goods vehicle overturned on a busy roundabout.

The overturned lorry. Photo: @HealthcareMtrs
The overturned lorry. Photo: @HealthcareMtrs

Firefighters were called to the crash at the Gobowen roundabout, near Oswestry, at about 10.40am on Wesnesday.

The accident caused congestion along the main A5/A483 route.

Oswestry firefighter Robin Evans said the lorry was carrying a load of wood. He said: "We actually came across the crash on the way to a fire alarm at Oswestry Orthopaedic Hospital."

Oswestry Orthopaedic Hospital spokeswoman Katrina Morphet said a smoke alarm was activated in a laboratory after equipment overheated.

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