Flyover plunge trucker ‘stable’

Emergency services at the scene
Emergency services at the scene

A LORRY driver is in a stable condition in hospital after plunging 30ft from his cab over a flyover.

The accident happened on the busy A19 northbound carriageway just after the A66 slip road yesterday morning.

After the Great North Air Ambulance attended the scene, the road was closed for several hours while recovery teams lifted the lorry from its position.

A Cleveland Police spokeswoman said: “The driver fell out of his lorry during the accident and fell from the flyover – a height of more than 30 feet.

“The male driver was flown by the Great North Air Ambulance to Middlesbrough’s James Cook University Hospital with spinal and neck injuries.”

The driver, believed to be from Thornaby, suffered serious, but not life-threatening injuries.

The incident happened at around 11am yesterday and the A66 slip road and A19 northbound carriageway were closed until 5pm.