The driver of a large delivery lorry has escaped injury this morning after his vehicle was blown off of the carriageway into a ditch lining the road.

Police were called to the scene on Whitwell Road near to Dean Farm by the unnamed driver at 08:50 after the Hunts Food Service owned lorry, which was heading towards Whitwell village, left the road and became stuck in a large ditch.

It is understood that a large gust of wind took the driver by surprise.

Whitwell Road was closed for a short period while D H Price recovered the vehicle, which has sustained structural damage.

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Delivery Lorry Crashes into Ditch - D.H. Price Motors Heavy Recovery Unit

Delivery Lorry Crashes into Ditch – D.H. Price Motors Heavy Recovery Unit

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