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Driver escapes serious injury when lorry overturns off the A2 in Gravesend

A policeman has revealed a 50-year-old truck driver escaped serious injury when his articulated lorry overturned off the A2 in Gravesend.

Police were called to the Ebbsfleet turn-off just before 1.30pm to reports of a lorry on its side.

Ambulance and fire crews were also called to the scene because the driver was believed to be trapped.

A lorry has overturned on the A2. Pic by PC Martin Taylor
A lorry has overturned on the A2. Pic by PC Martin Taylor

But he managed to leave the vehicle with just a minor neck injury and grazing to his shoulder.

Police remained at the road to wait for the lorry to be recovered.

PC Martin Taylor tweeted a picture of the lorry and warned of delays.

He posted: "RTC at #ebbsfleet turnoff on #a2, traffic flowing it may be some delays. No injuries to driver #gravesend #police."

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