Lorry overturns after smashing into bridge in Wakefield

A heavy goods vehicle has rolled after crashing into a bridge in West Yorkshire today.

Picture by West Yorkshire Police's Roads Policing Unit.

The driver of the lorry miraculously escaped uninjured after the vehicle struck the underside of a bridge in Doncaster Road, Wakefield, and overturned at around 5.15pm.

Officers from West Yorkshire Police rushed to the scene, where the lorry’s load had spilled across the road.

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Diversions were put in place and the road was closed before a recovery vehicle arrived on scene this evening.

Picture by West Yorkshire Police's Roads Policing Unit.
Picture by West Yorkshire Police's Roads Policing Unit.