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Lorry crashes into roundabout at Whitfield causing traffic delays

By Victoria Chessum

All lanes of the A256 Whitfield roundabout are now open after a lorry crashed this morning.

Eyewitness, John Sheridan, said: "A lorry has failed to stop on A2 and gone straight into Whitfield roundabout causing chaos."

It is believed that traffic coming off from the A2 and the A256 is moving "very slowly" according to one motorist.

Lorry crashes at a roundabout on the A2 at Whitfield
Lorry crashes at a roundabout on the A2 at Whitfield
The lorry is submerged in the trees on the roundabout. Picture: Stuart Jaenicke
The lorry is submerged in the trees on the roundabout. Picture: Stuart Jaenicke

The front of the lorry is submerged in the trees on the roundabout, while the rear end is on the road.

Police spokesman, Jon Green, said: "The lorry got trapped on the roundabout around 6.55am and is currently undergoing recovery.

A lorry has gone into the roundabout at the top of Whitfield Hill. Picture: John Sheridan
A lorry has gone into the roundabout at the top of Whitfield Hill. Picture: John Sheridan

"The driver is fine. There are some delays as one lane is blocked."


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