Wife of rail horror trucker opens heart

RAIL crash trucker Robert Mortimer's wife today spoke for the first time of her husband's amazing escape from a horrific accident.The 47-year-old lorry driver from Washbrook - known as 'Bob the Builder' to his friends - suffered serious pelvic injuries after the lorry he was driving hit a bridge, plunged 40ft down an embankment and in to the path of a freight train.

RAIL crash trucker Robert Mortimer's wife today spoke for the first time of her husband's amazing escape from a horrific accident.

The 47-year-old lorry driver from Washbrook - known as 'Bob the Builder' to his friends - suffered serious pelvic injuries after the lorry he was driving hit a bridge, plunged 40ft down an embankment and in to the path of a freight train.

The accident plunged rail travel into chaos for the day.

"Bob is in a lot of pain and the area around his pelvis is completely black. His injuries are serious, but I realise they could have been a lot worse," said his wife Tracy.


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