Lorry overturns today on major Fenland accident black spot but driver is unhurt

A LORRY turned over on the A1101 Sutton Road, Leverington, Cambridgeshire – a well known accident black spot – closing the route for several hours today. The lorry s load of plastic trays were scattered across the carriageway and bio-diesel from the stricken vehicle spil

A LORRY turned over on the A1101 Sutton Road, Leverington - a well known accident black spot - closing the route for several hours today.

The lorry's load of plastic trays were scattered across the carriageway and bio-diesel from the stricken vehicle spilled across the road.

Resident Steve Spriggs saw the accident happen, and called the emergency services before he started to divert traffic.

"From the house I could see the lorry on its side, and could see something black and thought there was a car under it, but thankfully it was the trays," he said.

"I saw the lorry come round the corner, for a change he was going steady, he was not going fast," said Steve. "This was not a speed accident, he was not travelling at more than 30mph, it was a genuine accident."

Steve said the front nearside wheel of the Richard Wing Transport lorry dropped off the carriageway and went along the verge; and as the driver tried to right the vehicle, it tipped over across the road.

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"I think the wind may have caught the lorry," added Steve. "We got the driver out of the cab; he was a bit shaken up. I have witnessed too many accidents on this road."

The road had to be cleaned by Cambridge County Council before it could be reopened.

After the accident, a spokesman from Richard Wing Transport at Chatteris confirmed that lorry driver Christopher Page of Chatteris was unhurt.