Lorry hits roundabout on A47 before leaving road and crashing into field

A lorry driver had a lucky escape after hitting a roundabout on the A47, destroying road signs before the HGV left the road and came to a rest in a field this morning.

Wednesday, 27th September 2017, 1:38 pm
Updated Thursday, 28th September 2017, 2:19 pm
The scene of the collision today. Photo: @Fencops

Police, fire and ambulance crews were called at 2.18am on Wednesday September 27 to reports of a collision on the A47 Thorney bypass.

An HGV collided with the roundabout, crossed into the opposite carriageway and left the road.

The male driver received minor injuries as a result of the collision and had to be cut free by fire crews from Thorney and Dogsthorpe.

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The road was closed while recovery took place and reopened at about 5.30am.

The scene of the collision today. Photo: @Fencops
The scene of the collision today. Photo: @Fencops
The scene of the collision today. Photo: @Fencops
The scene of the collision today. Photo: @Fencops
The scene of the collision today. Photo: @Fencops
The scene of the collision today. Photo: @Fencops
The scene of the collision today. Photo: @Fencops
The scene of the collision today. Photo: @Fencops