Driver cut free after cement lorry overturns in crash near Shrewsbury
The driver of a cement mixing lorry had to be cut free of his cab after crashing and overturning on a busy Shropshire road.
The lorry driver was tapped for about 45 minutes after the crash on the A528 Shrewsbury to Wem Road, near to Preston Gubballs, at approximately 4.30pm yesterday.
The air ambulance was scrambled to the scene after Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service received reports that a 4x4 vehicle had collided with the lorry.
Three fire engines were also sent to the scene of the crash. and the road was closed while the emergency services worked to cut free the driver. The cement lorry had rolled on its side on the carriageway of the road and the 4x4 had smashed in to the windscreen.
After being freed from the cab of the lorry, the man was taken to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital by ambulance for treatment.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find a man, believed to be in his 40s, trapped inside the cab of his lorry after it had overturned and been involved in collision with a car.
“Once the fire service had cut him free, he was able to get himself out of the vehicle and walk to the ambulance.
“He was treated for cuts to his hand, shoulder pain and a minor head injury before being taken to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.
“Considering the damage suffered to his vehicle, he is extremely fortunate to have not suffered more serious injuries.
“The driver of the car, a man thought to be in his 50s, was out of the vehicle when ambulance staff arrived and escaped injury in the incident.”
A spokeswoman for Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “At 4.36pm, fire control received a call reporting that a road traffic collision had taken place in Shrewsbury.
“Three fire appliances including the rescue tender were mobilised from Shrewsbury and Wellington. An operations officer was in attendance.”
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