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Lorry plunges down embankment

PUBLISHED: 13:04 20 December 2001 | UPDATED: 11:04 03 March 2010

A LORRY driver escaped without injury today after his vehicle jack-knifed and plunged down an embankment.

The accident happened at around 11.30am on the London bound carriageway of the A12 close to the Stratford St Mary junction, about a mile from the Copdock roundabout.

A LORRY driver escaped without injury today after his vehicle jack-knifed and plunged down an embankment.

The accident happened at around 11.30am on the London bound carriageway of the A12 close to the Stratford St Mary junction, about a mile from the Copdock roundabout.

One witness said that the lorry had come off the road, slid down an embankment and travelled around 100 yards across a field.

Suffolk police were then left with the puzzle of how to remove the 20-tonne lorry from the field.

A crane could be used to lift the vehicle from the scene but if that failed, the lorry may have to be dragged across the fields instead.

Luckily the trailer on the lorry was unloaded at the time of the accident.

A police spokesman said that traffic was able to get by because the vehicle was off the road but that there had been some delays possibly by motorists slowing down to look at the crash.

An ambulance was sent to the scene but was not needed.


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