Lucky to be alive: Driver unhurt after lorry crashes into river at Outwell

PUBLISHED: 19:35 20 October 2017 | UPDATED: 21:34 20 October 2017

Driver escapes injury after his lorry rolled into the river at Outwell following a crash. PHOTO :Courtesy of Chelle
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Driver escapes injury after his lorry rolled into the river at Outwell following a crash. PHOTO :Courtesy of Chelle Cowles

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The driver of a lorry that left the road and crashed into the Well Creek river at Outwell near Wisbech, had a miraculous escape.

Lorr in river along Downham road, Outwell.  Photo credit to Lou Watson Lorr in river along Downham road, Outwell. Photo credit to Lou Watson

Astonishingly the driver walked away unscathed after his vehicle rolled into the water following a crash.

The incident closed the A1122 for a short time and emergency services were called.

A fire service spokesman said an appliance from Outwell attended the collision “and provided scene safety”.

The collision happened at around 4.30pm and the road opened 90 minutes later.

Driver escapes injury after his lorry rolled into the river at Outwell following a crash. PHOTO :Courtesy of Chelle
Cowles Driver escapes injury after his lorry rolled into the river at Outwell following a crash. PHOTO :Courtesy of Chelle Cowles

Police and ambulance crews also attended.

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