A63 closed for several hours after HGV…

A63 closed for several hours after HGV horror crash
2020-03-26 19:43:00
One of Hull's busiest roads was shut for several hours as fire crews worked tirelessly to cut a driver free from his vehicle after a crash. Daltry Street flyover was sealed shut for several hours on Thursday afternoon to allow emergency service workers to access the scene of an “overturned lorry” that caused significant disruption. Both carriageways had to be closed for the majority of the afternoon with several vehicles trapped on the busy flyover after the HGV, travelling eastbound, toppled into the opposing carriageway. One man, who lives nearby, reported hearing a “loud bang” at the time of the crash. Drivers heading into town were diverted beneath the flyover while rescue teams worked to free the man from his lorry cab above before accident investigation work got underway. Firefighters battling to cut a man free after the crash (Image: Hull Live) Despite a significant reduction in traffic as more people work from home during the coronavirus outbreak, long queues still formed and motorists were urged to avoid the area. Yorkshire Ambulance Service, Humberside Police and the fire service were all involved in the operation which caused “long delays” into the evening rush hour. A spokeswoman from Humberside Fire and Rescue said: “We received a call at 1.12pm from Yorkshire Ambulance Service to a report of a road traffic collision involving two lorries and one person trapped. “We mobilised four fire engines and a rescue support unit. “Our first engine arrived at 1.17pm. “Both carriageways are closed and there is one confirmed male trapped, with cutting equipment in use.” Humberside Police also provided an update as the situation unfolded. A s
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