Lorry left hanging over bridge on UK motorway


Lorry left hanging over bridge on UK motorway

This is the dramatic moment a lorry teetered over the edge of a bridge - in a scene reminiscent of the famous end of the movie The Italian Job.

Police found the large goods vehicle dangerously close to falling off the M6, after it left the main carriageway travelling northbound at Calthwaite, Cumbria, and coming to rest hanging over a road bridge.

Lorry left hanging over bridge on UK motorway

The incident occurred on Tuesday morning at around 8.25am, and the trailer hanging over the bridge was a refrigerated unit that was filled with tins of food.

The road passing under the bridge was closed by quick-thinking members of the public working nearby, before being fully closed by Divisional Officers.

Nobody was injured in the accident, but the air ambulance attended the scene to check on the driver, who was taken to Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle, for a check-up.

Police are still investigating how the incident occurred and would like to speak to any witnesses to the incident.

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