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#616958 - 7th Nov 2011 5:00pm Lorry falls from bridge on to M56 motorway
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Lorry falls from bridge on to M56 motorway in Cheshire

A lorry has fallen off a bridge on to the M56 motorway in Cheshire.

The HGV fell on to the westbound carriageway at Junction 11 at Preston Brook, between Warrington and Runcorn, at about 15:15 GMT.

Reports from the scene suggest several vehicles may have collided with the lorry.

The accident has closed the motorway in both directions and emergency services are at the scene.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-15628177

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#616962 - 7th Nov 2011 5:04pm Re: Lorry falls from bridge on to M56 motorway [Re: Softy_Southerner]
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how does a lorry fall off a bridge ???

thats poor driving
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#616965 - 7th Nov 2011 5:06pm Re: Lorry falls from bridge on to M56 motorway [Re: Softy_Southerner]
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At this stage I would guess it was ore than likely poor (sensational)reporting but time will tell
RIP


Edited by Softy_Southerner (7th Nov 2011 5:07pm)

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#616971 - 7th Nov 2011 5:09pm Re: Lorry falls from bridge on to M56 motorway [Re: Softy_Southerner]
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Oh dear how awful. Mr Bezzy glad he's not in work as that's the junction that he uses. Very sad.

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#616975 - 7th Nov 2011 5:11pm Re: Lorry falls from bridge on to M56 motorway [Re: jabber_Ish]
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Could have been a crash on the bridge that pushed it over? sherlock
Originally Posted By: jabber
how does a lorry fall off a bridge ???

thats poor driving


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#616978 - 7th Nov 2011 5:13pm Re: Lorry falls from bridge on to M56 motorway [Re: Bezzymate]
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alwys seems to be a big increase in RTA this time of year frown

feel for all involved
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#616980 - 7th Nov 2011 5:15pm Re: Lorry falls from bridge on to M56 motorway [Re: Softy_Southerner]
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Wow, whats going on, isnt that like 4 fairly big accidents in as many days?

Feel for all concerned.

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#617001 - 7th Nov 2011 5:54pm Re: Lorry falls from bridge on to M56 motorway [Re: Softy_Southerner]
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sad, RIP

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#617084 - 7th Nov 2011 7:53pm Re: Lorry falls from bridge on to M56 motorway [Re: Softy_Southerner]
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rip lorry driver

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#617086 - 7th Nov 2011 7:54pm Re: Lorry falls from bridge on to M56 motorway [Re: Softy_Southerner]
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Bummer frown rip
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#617102 - 7th Nov 2011 8:14pm Re: Lorry falls from bridge on to M56 motorway [Re: Softy_Southerner]
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Very sad. RIP
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#617249 - 8th Nov 2011 8:38am Re: Lorry falls from bridge on to M56 motorway [Re: Softy_Southerner]
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Anyone notice how it hardly got a mention on national News? Even regionals didn't give it top billing. Very surprising after what happened on the M5 on Friday.


Edited by Gibbo (8th Nov 2011 8:38am)

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#617264 - 8th Nov 2011 10:17am Re: Lorry falls from bridge on to M56 motorway [Re: Gibbo]
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I Notice that as well Gibbo Hardly any mention.

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#617338 - 8th Nov 2011 1:36pm Re: Lorry falls from bridge on to M56 motorway [Re: 2005wireman]
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Just seen it was a Stobart lorry, but cause unknown yet.

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#617344 - 8th Nov 2011 1:43pm Re: Lorry falls from bridge on to M56 motorway [Re: Softy_Southerner]
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-15632216

"Police have named the lorry driver who died when his wagon fell off a bridge onto the M56 in Cheshire.

Tony Sainsbury, 42, who was from Walton in Liverpool, was killed in the incident at junction 11 near Warrington just before 15:30 GMT on Monday.

No other vehicles were involved but two passing motorists were treated for shock. The lorry had been carrying household goods.

The motorway was closed, but re-opened at 04:00 GMT after being resurfaced.

A spokesperson for the North West Air Ambulance previously said it was "an absolute miracle" that no-one else had been badly injured in the crash.

The A56 above the motorway, on which the lorry had been travelling, was also shut for several hours but has since reopened.

Anyone with any information about the crash has been asked to contact Cheshire Police."

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