Lorry Accident

A lorry veered across the busy M6 on April 16, 2023, destroying 28 lengths of safety barrier and causing 90-minute delays for drivers. The lorry driver fled the scene, and the police are asking for witnesses.

The incident occurred at around 11:45 a.m. on the southbound carriageway of the M6 between junctions 10 and 10a. The lorry nearly casuing accident, veered across the central reservation and into the third lane of traffic, destroying the safety barrier and narrowly avoiding another vehicle. The lorry then continued on its way, leaving a trail of damage in its wake.

The damage to the safety barrier caused the closure of one lane of the M6, which led to major traffic delays. Traffic was backed up for up to eight miles at one point, and drivers were advised to avoid the area.

Lorry Accident

What to Do If You Are Involved in a Lorry Accident

If you are involved in an accident with a lorry, it is important to take the following steps:

  1. Stay calm. It is important to stay calm and assess the situation.
  2. Call the police. The police will need to be called to the scene of the accident.
  3. Seek medical attention. If you have been injured, seek medical attention immediately.
  4. Take photos of the scene. Take photos of the damage to both vehicles and the surrounding area.
  5. Get the names and contact information of any witnesses. It is important to get the names and contact information of any witnesses to the accident.
  6. Contact Claim Today. If you have been injured in a lorry accident, you may be entitled to compensation. A lawyer can help you understand your legal rights and options.

Claim Today

If you have been involved in an accident with a lorry, you may be entitled to compensation. Claim Today can help you understand your legal rights and options. Claim Today is a leading personal injury law firm with over 20 years of experience. They have a team of experienced lawyers who can help you get the compensation you deserve.

Here are some tips for avoiding lorry accidents:

  • Be aware of your surroundings. When you are driving, be aware of the lorries around you. Give them plenty of space and be prepared to stop if they need to.
  • Don’t overtake lorries on the inside. This is a dangerous maneuver, as lorries have large blind spots on the inside.
  • Be patient. Lorries can’t accelerate or brake as quickly as cars, so be patient when driving behind them.
  • Be prepared for lorries to stop suddenly. Lorries often have to stop suddenly to avoid accidents, so be prepared to stop as well.

By following these tips, you can help to avoid lorry accidents and keep yourself safe on the roads.

In addition to the above tips, here are some other things you can do to protect yourself from lorry accidents:
  • Drive defensively. This means being aware of your surroundings and being prepared for the unexpected.
  • Use your mirrors. Check your mirrors frequently to make sure you are aware of all the vehicles around you.
  • Be predictable. Drive in a predictable manner so that other drivers know what to expect.
  • Don’t drive tired. Fatigue is a major factor in many accidents, so make sure you are well-rested before you get behind the wheel.

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