Southwold: Truck driver and beer load safe after crash

Scene on Halesworth Road Reydon at about 10.30 am today after a Adnams lorry shed its load on farml

Scene on Halesworth Road Reydon at about 10.30 am today after a Adnams lorry shed its load on farmland. Photo: Frank Barrett

A TRUCK driver was left shaken but unhurt after an Adnams lorry slid off the road.

The vehicle left the road and went into a ditch close to St Felix School, near Southwold, at about 10am.

The driver of the lorry was shaken but otherwise unhurt, and the crash did not involve any other vehicles.

However the vehicle shed its load, with kegs of beer ending up in a nearby field.

The road was closed just before 11.30am to allow the lorry to be recovered.


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It had been carrying beer between the brewery and its distribution centre.

Adnams chief executive Andy Wood said: 'The good news is that the driver is OK.

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'He said there was mud on the road and this has been confirmed independently.

'Some beer was left in the lorry and some ended up in the ditch but it was all sealed and will be fine if left to settle. The pubs will still get their beer.

'The lorry slowly tipped onto its side and the driver was a little shaken up but not injured. We gave him a cup of hot sweet tea.'

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