Hundreds of Amazon parcels spill over dual carriageway after lorry overturns
Hundreds of Amazon parcels spilled over a dual carriageway after a lorry crashed and overturned.
The truck flipped on its side and landed on the central reservation before it slid down the road and came to a stop.
It was left stretched across the central reservation with both carriageways blocked on the A27 near Emsworth, Hampshire on Friday morning.
A car then collided with the HGV at 5.40am.
Huge piles of the Amazon packages burst through the top of the lorry’s sealed roof and scattered across the trunk road.
The brown boxes were left lying on the road as emergency services arrived at the scene.
Firefighters had to free the lorry driver using small tools, while the car driver managed to get out herself before they arrived.
The lorry driver, 62, was taken to hospital suffering a serious injury, although it is not life-threatening.
The car driver, a 50-year-old woman, is said to have suffered minor injuries.
Traffic was heavily delayed as the road was closed in both directions.
Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service tweeted: “A lorry carrying hundreds of Amazon parcels overturned and was left stretched across the A27 near Emsworth after a crash with a car.”
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In a statement, West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said: "The crash involved one HGV and one car.
“Crews have released one person from the HGV using small tools.
"The driver of the other vehicle self-released prior to the fire and rescue service's attendance.
“Crews are now working to contain a diesel leak using environmental packs.”
A Sussex Police spokesman said: “Officers received report of a lorry overturning and a car colliding with the lorry.
“The lorry driver – a 62-year-old man – suffered a serious injury and has been taken to hospital for treatment.
“His injuries are not thought to be life-threatening or life-changing.
“The car driver – a 50-year-old woman – suffered minor injuries.”
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