Driver killed in collision with crane on lorry

Grant Prior 8 years ago
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A driver died in Yeovil yesterday following a collision with a crane mounted on the back of a lorry.

Avon and Somerset Police are appealing for witnesses following the fatal collision involving two lorries on the A372 near Podimore.

The police said: “One of the vehicles appears to have been struck by a crane fixed to the other lorry and ended up in a roadside ditch.

“The driver of the lorry in the ditch – believed to be in his 40s – suffered serious head injuries and died later at the scene.”

The road was closed to enable a detailed examination of the scene by collision investigators.

The Health and Safety Executive and the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency have been informed.

 

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