Lorry driver suffers ‘life-changing’ injuries as police give update on A13 crash

A lorry driver has been rushed to hospital with ‘life-changing’ injuries after their vehicle overturned on the A13. The incident happened around 6.15am today and has seen the London-bound carriageway closed throughout the morning.  Police say two lanes have now reopened and the road will be fully open at lunchtime.

A spokesman said the lorry overturned after it was involved in a crash with a car at North Stifford. 

Bad truck crash on A13 Essex.
Lorry turned over between Stifford and Lakeside. #Accident @Essex_Travel @BBCTravelAlert @TrafficUK01
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He added: “The driver of the lorry has been taken to hospital with injuries that are thought to be life-changing.

“Two lanes of the A13 have now reopened to traffic and the road is expected to fully reopen at around lunchtime. “Our enquiries are ongoing, and we need anyone who saw anything or has dash cam footage to contact us.” >> Homeless mum was sleeping in car… until it was stolen

The closure of the A13 led to queues of up to six-miles at one point, and long delays are still reported despite the partial reopening. If you have any information about the crash you can submit a report online at https://www.essex.police.uk or use the ‘Live Chat’ button to speak to an online operator between 7am-11pm. Quote incident number 112 of March 23.

You can also call police on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.