Saturday 20 October 2012

‘his HGV wandered off the carriageway’

But it turns out it wasn’t wanderlust on the part of an HGV but rather the fact that the driver was using a handheld mobile phone at the time.

Apart from wandering, lorries are also prone to plunging:

A MAIN road into York was closed after a nine-tonne lorry left the road and crashed into a ditch. The lorry driver had to be freed by firefighters when his vehicle left the A166 Stamford Bridge Road and plunged into a ditch during rush-hour at about 8am yesterday. It travelled about 20 feet from the carriageway and into an 8ft-deep ditch. 

Elsewhere, a car went for a dip:

emergency services were called to Osbaldwick after a car went into the beck near the Derwent Arms at about 5.30pm on Wednesday.