Lorry driver trapped for three hours miracle escape

June 7, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A lorry driver had a ”miracle” escape when his tanker overturned – leaving him trapped upside-down for THREE hours.

The 42-year-old driver lost control of his 15 tonne lorry and smashed into a barrier as he approached Stoneybridge Island on the A46, in Coventry just before 10am on Saturday.

Incredibly, the driver, who has not been named, only suffered a minor hand injury despite being trapped upside down in his cab for three hours.

A spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service said: ”Miraculously, the man was released from the wreckage having only sustained a relatively minor hand injury.

”Considering the damage caused to the cab in the crash, he was extremely lucky not to have suffered more serious or even fatal injuries.”

The driver was rushed to Coventry’s University Hospital on a spinal board but discharged hours later.

The road was closed for five hours as emergency crews cleaned up hundreds of gallons of lactose concentrate liquid which spilled from the tanker

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