Lorry driver has lucky escape as cab teeters on edge of Northumberland bridge

A lorry driver had a lucky escape when his cab was left teetering on the side of a bridge in Northumberland.

Friday, 1st April 2022, 12:04 pm

The incident happened this morning (Friday) on the A697 near Ilderton, south of Wooler.

A Northumbria Police spokesperson said: “Shortly before 7am today (Friday) we received a report of a one-vehicle collision involving a heavy goods vehicle on the A697 near Wooler.

“Thankfully nobody was injured. Officers and partners remain at the scene as the road is cleared.

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The cab overhanging the bridge. Picture: Neil Wilton

“As ever, we would ask motorists across our region to remain vigilant and take extra care amid the adverse weather conditions.”

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The lorry blocking the A697 near Ilderton. Picture: Andy Wilton
Emergency services at the scene on the A697. Picture: Andy Winton
Another view of the incident.
Queuing lorries. Picture: Andy Winton