Thirty thousand glass jars smashed after lorry overturns on A1101

NEARLY 30,000 glass jars were smashed to pieces as recovery vehicles struggled to lift an overturned lorry on the A1101, near Welney, last night.

The Richards Reliable Services vehicle struggled to negotiate a right-hand bend, just after the suspension bridge, travelling towards Littleport.

It came to rest on a steep slope which made the recovery even harder. As the vehicle was being lifted it spilled it’s 52-pallet load across the road.

Photographer, Brian Purdy, said: “The noise of 30,000 glass jars crashing onto a tarmac road was deafening.”

David Tatton, who also took photographs of the recovery, told this newspaper: “When the lorry was uprighted glass jars split through the curtain side and spilt down the hill smashing on the road below.


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“The driver taken to hospital. He was shaken.”

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