Time Incident Posted: 12:45

Incident Date: 23/04/2019

Incident Location: Bishop Hall Road Ashby De La Zouch

Incident Number: 7577

Incident Type: Overturned Lorry

Initial Emergency Call Received: 08:50

Fire and Rescue Service Vehicles Attended: 1 x appliance from Ashby & Swadlincote & Technical Rescue

Officer(s) in Charge of Incident: Watch Manager

Time Incident Closed:


Believed Cause:

Initial Information: Call from building site, tarmac truck has tilted backwards. Driver is in cab. Lorry contains 15 tonnes of tarmac.
Vehicle cab is approx 2 metres in air.
Nearby house has been evacuated due to position of vehicle.
Advice given by Fire Service.
Onsite 13 tonne digger being got to work to right lorry.
Truck now on six wheels and driver released from cab.
STOP message confirmed that approx 2 tonnes of tarmac had been removed from the truck in order for it to be stabilised

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