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Man airlifted to hospital after lorry crashes off road and overturns down embankment

By Carmarthen Journal  |  Posted: January 13, 2017

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Lizzy Duncan A picture taken at the scene of an overturned lorry this morning

A picture taken at the scene of an overturned lorry this morning

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MAN has been airlifted to hospital after a lorry overturned and fell down an embankment in Carmarthenshire.

The man is said to have serious injuries after the lorry left the road while travelling on the B4302 between Llandeilo and Talley at approximately 8.30am this morning.

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Another person was in the lorry at the time but it is unclear if they were injured in the incident.

Fire crews from Llandeilo and Llandovery arrived shortly after 8.30am and remain at the scene to make the area safe.

The lorry came off the road and crashed down an embankment off the B4302 between Llandeilo and Talley

The road is still blocked in both directions between the A40 junction in Llandeilo and the B4337 junction in Talley.

Witness Lizzy Duncan said that a member of the public was at the scene with tree-cutting equipment.

"It was outstanding to see this gentleman cut away branches around the cab before the officials arrived," she said.

"It was a real help to the emergency services."

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A spokesperson for the Welsh Ambulance Service said: "We were called at shortly after 8.40am to reports of a road traffic collision involving a lorry which had fallen down an embankment on the B4302 near Talley.

"The Wales Air Ambulance, an emergency ambulance and a rapid response vehicle attended the scene and a man was airlifted to Morriston Hospital in Swansea with serious injuries."

The weather continues to affect roads in and around Carmarthenshire :

  • A main road between Carmarthen and Mid Wales is closed in both directions due to another lorry that has overturned. The A483 between Llandovery and Llanwrthyd Wells is blocked and a diversion is in place, with police at the scene directing traffic.
  • The Betws mountain road is closed in both directions between the Betws junction in Ammanford and the Craig-cefn-parc junction in Clydach, due to ice and snow.

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  • nljuhgf  |  January 14 2017, 6:53PM

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  • hellodandy  |  January 13 2017, 5:14PM

    strange how we are unable to comment on our multicultural society rape case. who are the ones who need protecting

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  • ROBERT61263  |  January 13 2017, 4:43PM

    An outstanding well thought out comment

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  • ROBERT61263  |  January 13 2017, 4:21PM

    An outstanding well thought out comment.

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  • BachgenCymrae  |  January 13 2017, 2:10PM

    If he wants to roll down a bank like he did as a child maybe he should do so without his lorry

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