Driver rescued after lorry crashes down embankment in Monmouth

South Wales Argus: Driver rescued after lorry crashes down embankment Driver rescued after lorry crashes down embankment

A LORRY driver was cut free from his cab after his vehicle came off the road and fell 12 feet down an embankment in Monmouth last night.

The 44-year-old man was taken to Nevill Hall Hospital for treatment after his articulated lorry left the A40 at around 10.20pm.

Crews from Malpas and Monmouth used hydraulic cutting equipment to free the driver.

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3:42am Thu 10 Jul 14

MikeO4O8 says...

Not sure if I have the correct road here but if it's the I go down, I ASSUME the lorry would have been in the 3rd lane (it might be a motorway I am thinking of) and I believe it's illegal for trucks and lorries to be in that lane.
Not sure if I have the correct road here but if it's the I go down, I ASSUME the lorry would have been in the 3rd lane (it might be a motorway I am thinking of) and I believe it's illegal for trucks and lorries to be in that lane. MikeO4O8
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9:00am Sat 12 Jul 14

Petrus Barba says...

MikeO4O8 wrote:
Not sure if I have the correct road here but if it's the I go down, I ASSUME the lorry would have been in the 3rd lane (it might be a motorway I am thinking of) and I believe it's illegal for trucks and lorries to be in that lane.
No, I'm afraid that you do have the wrong road. The A40 at Monmouth is a dual carriageway with two lanes southbound, and two north. The nearest motorway is the M50, some 12 miles away.
[quote][p][bold]MikeO4O8[/bold] wrote: Not sure if I have the correct road here but if it's the I go down, I ASSUME the lorry would have been in the 3rd lane (it might be a motorway I am thinking of) and I believe it's illegal for trucks and lorries to be in that lane.[/p][/quote]No, I'm afraid that you do have the wrong road. The A40 at Monmouth is a dual carriageway with two lanes southbound, and two north. The nearest motorway is the M50, some 12 miles away. Petrus Barba
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