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Lorry driver in hospital after HGV carrying sand rolls over

The tipper lorry, carrying sand, rolled over on Calcutts Road in Jackfield just before 7am.

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Fire crews and ambulance were called to the scene on Calcutts Road in Jackfield early this morning. Photo: Josh Dhillon

Paramedics and firefighters were mobilised from Telford Central and Tweedale stations to the incident, where fire crews made the vehicle safe and ambulance staff assessed the driver.

A spokesperson from West Midlands Ambulance service said: "We were called at 7.01am to reports of an overturned lorry on Calcutts Road in Jackfield, Telford.

"Upon arrival we found the driver of the lorry. He had sustained non-life threatening injuries.

"He received treatment at the scene before being conveyed to Princess Royal Hospital for further assessment."

Two fire appliances, one ambulance, a paramedic officer and two Critical Care Cars from the Air Ambulance Service attended the scene.

A digger and a recovery truck are reportedly being used to remove the toppled lorry from the road, limiting access along the road.