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DRAMATIC IMAGES SHOW LORRY BLOWN OVER ON BRIDGE IN WINDS

This dramatic picture shows a lorry blown onto its side by strong winds, forcing the closure of both carriageways on the bridge of over two hours.

The vehicle crashed onto its side on the Humber Bridge, near Hull, East Yorks., after its back end began to sway before it fully tilted over.

The lorry, which was travelling on the northbound carriageway, crashed at full speed over the railings separating the carriageways before smashing into a lamppost on the opposite southbound lane.

It then came to rest standing upright with large amounts of debris scattered across the bridge.

The incident happened yesterday afternoon (Wed 6 April) and 2.50pm while the bridge was closed to high-sided vehicles because of the unpredictable winds.

Nobody was injured in the collision and both lanes were reopened by 4:30pm.

Humberside Police have wanted drivers to take extra care during turbulent weather conditions and have now launched an investigation into the collision.

A spokesman for the roads policing team said: “These warnings are in place for a reason and drivers ignoring them run the risk of seriously injuring themselves and others.

“They also risk prosecution for careless driving and other potentially serious offences should their actions lead to a collision.

“At the very least, they will find themselves being given words of advice.”

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