A1 police statement as lorry driver killed in bridge horror crash

A 31-year-old lorry driver has been killed in a collision on the A1(M)[1] on Wednesday which has seen the road shut for over 12 hours. The collision occurred at approximately 2.10am on the southbound carriageway of the A1 between junction 48 (Boroughbridge) and junction 47 (Allerton Park). A HGV lorry collided with an overhead bridge near to the Allerton Waste Recovery site.

Tragically, the driver of the HGV, a 31-year-old man, died at the scene, a spokesperson for North Yorkshire Police[2] has said. The southbound carriageway was closed to allow emergency services to attend the incident and investigate the scene. The road remains closed for scene recovery work to take place - almost 14 hours after it was closed - but two lanes are expected to open shortly after 4pm.

A spokesperson for North Yorkshire Police[4] added: "We're now urging anyone who saw the collision or the HGV involved in the collision prior to it that has not already made contact to get in touch. Our officers are particularly keen to hear from anyone who may have any relevant dashcam footage. "Anyone with information is asked to email [email protected] or phone North Yorkshire Police on 101 and speak to the Force Control Room.

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