Lorry left dangling precariously over dual carriageway after tipping over on bridge

The lorry was left hanging precariously over a dual carriageway after tipping over on a bridge (Picture: SWNS)

This is the scary sight that brought rush-hour traffic to a standstill as a lorry dangled precariously over a dual carriageway after tipping over on a bridge.

The driver of the lorry escaped with minor injuries when the HGV tipped over on the eastbound carriageway of the A14 at Copdock near Ipswich, Suffolk.

The lorry was spotted hanging precariously over the edge of the bridge after the crash at around 5pm on Friday.

The driver escaped with minor injuries after the lorry tipped over (Picture: SWNS)
The crash happened at around 5PM affecting rush-hour traffic and thousands of people heading to a Rod Stewart concert at Portman Road, Ipswich (Picture: SWNS)

The driver was taken to hospital with minor injuries but the incident affected thousands of people heading to a Rod Stewart concert as emergency services worked to right the lorry.

Witness Roxy Louise Sier said: "Saw it just after it happened, the driver was still trapped inside, the fire services pulled him out."

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She also wrote on Facebook: "Lorry turned over, hanging over the bridge at copdock Ipswich, a14 by copdock now closed and Ipswich central coming to a stand still."

Police said by 9.30pm the cab had been righted but the body of the lorry was still on its side.

The Norfolk & Suffolk Roads and Armed Policing Team tweeted a video of a recovery truck lifting the flipped HGV, writing: "Back on its wheels."