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Argos lorry overturns on a busy Suffolk road near Beccles

08:45 08 August 2011

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Diversions are being put in place on a busy Suffolk road this morning after an Argos lorry turned over on a roundabout at Beccles.

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Suffolk Constabulary were called by a passing motorist at 7.07am to the A146 roundabout at George Westwood Way, where a blue daf Argos truck had rolled from the road onto a grass verge. The lorry also collided with a lamppost.

Police assisted both drivers out of the lorry and they were checked over by a crew from the East of England Ambulance Service.

Spokesman for Suffolk Constabulary Anne-Marie Breach, said: “They were checked over by an ambulance crew for cuts to their arms and shock.”

Diversions will be put in place at approximately 9.10am while the lorry is recovered from the side of the road. Diversions are expected to be in place for about an hour.

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3 comments

  • So Argos lorries have two drivers? Strange!! Does that mean dual controls?

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    MIKEJ

    Monday, August 8, 2011

  • MIKEJ. not really! but try reading up on the working time directive and drivers hours laws. two drivers allow the vehicle to be worked much longer that it would with just one driver.

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    patrick

    Monday, August 8, 2011

  • Also as most items that Argos deliver are Bulky items like washing machines, sofas and beds otherwise you would just collect from store it makes sense having a drivers mate that can also drive the lorry - But for the most its so Argos can ensure all deliveries are made in case there is a hold up and one driver runs out of hours.

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    dpc

    Monday, August 8, 2011

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