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Third lorry in accident

PUBLISHED: 00:00 22 August 2002 | UPDATED: 12:30 03 March 2010

A THIRD lorry owned by the same company crashed in the same week a juggernaut overturned on the A14 at Trimley, The Evening Star can reveal today.

Last week the Star revealed that a second Securicor Omega lorry had crashed in Northamptonshire on Tuesday, August 13, hours before a lorry overturned at Trimley.

A THIRD lorry owned by the same company crashed in the same week a juggernaut overturned on the A14 at Trimley, The Evening Star can reveal today.

Last week the Star revealed that a second Securicor Omega lorry had crashed in Northamptonshire on Tuesday, August 13, hours before a lorry overturned at Trimley.

And a third articulated lorry crashed in Dublin just two days later.

A Securicor spokeswoman, confirmed that three lorries had crashed in three separate incidents, two on the A14 in Northamptonshire and at Trimley and a later one in Dublin.

"Securicor Logistics Group, which safely operates around 1,200 vehicles nationwide can confirm that two minor accidents took place last week on the A14 and a further accident occurred in Dublin," she said.

"No serious injuries were sustained and the company ensured minimal disruption to its service and other road users."

Securicor said they did not want to go in to the details of the crash on the main road between Belfast and Dublin because the accident was still being investigated, although it was thought to have been caused by a build up of traffic.

Although the company described both A14 accidents as "minor," the crash at Trimley left the unnamed being treated in Ipswich Hospital for a suspected ruptured spleen, which is potentially life threatening.

The man, who was understood to come from Tilbury in Essex was said to making quite good progress and was now in a general surgical ward.

The 40ft truck he was driving, which was carrying a container from Felixstowe Port, skidded across the outside lane, swung back and overturned at 12.30pm.

Westbound traffic had to be diverted on to the Trimley slip road for several days while the road surface and crash barriers were repaired.

The road has since been repaired and is now open.

At 7.15am, just a few hours before the Trimley accident, another Securicor Omega lorry, belonging to the same Felixstowe firm as the juggernaut, which crashed at Trimley, hit a central reservation barrier and overturned near Kettering on the A14 in Northamptonshire. The 56-year-old driver from Bungay, suffered head and hand injures and the road was blocked for seven hours.

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