Tuesday, November 8, 2011

HGV driver dead after lorry tumbles off road on to M56 motorway closing both carriageways , Near Warrington, England - 8th Nov 2011

An HGV driver has died this afternoon after his lorry plunged from a bridge on to a motorway in Cheshire.

Rescue teams said it was an 'absolute miracle' more people were not killed when the lorry, laden with household goods, left the busy A56 and tumbled on to the west-bound carriageway of the M56, at junction 11 near Preston Brook, in Runcorn near Warrington.

Cheshire Police said two passing motorists were treated for shock after witnessing the accident just before 3.30pm.

The tragedy comes just days after the M5 disaster where seven people died and 51 were injured on Friday night.

A spokeswoman for the North West Air Ambulance said: 'One male fatality has been confirmed - the lorry driver sadly died at the scene. Read More