Lorry driver escapes uninjured after HGV falls on its side

Fire crews and police were called to reports of the fallen vehicle on the A82 on Tuesday morning.

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A lorry driver has escaped uninjured after a HGV fell onto its side on the A82 in Argyll and Bute.

Emergency services were called to the scene north of Bridge or Orchy at around 10.50am on Tuesday.

The driver of the lorry was declared uninjured at the scene after being checked by ambulance services.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service was alerted to the incident at around 11.08am, but STV News understands their services were not required.

The incident occurred just ten days after a “fuel tanker” crashed off the road around the same spot.

Road Policing Scotland asked drivers to “give emergency workers space and add time to your journey” as the vehicle was recovered.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “We were made aware of an overturned lorry on the A82 near Bridge of Orchy around 10.50am on Tuesday, 5 July.

“The driver has been checked at the scene by the ambulance service and recovery has been arranged for the vehicle.”

A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “We were alerted at 11.03am on Tuesday 5 July to reports of an overturned lorry at Loch Tulla viewpoint on the A82 north of Bridge or Orchy.

“Operations control initially mobilised five appliances to the location, however, four were recalled as the lorry driver was freed from his cab before Fire Service arrival.” 

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