Crash driver on road 11 hours
The driver of a lorry which overturned on an M2 slip-road had been driving for 11 hours, police have revealed.
Officers were called to the London-bound Junction 5 exit for the Stockbury roundabout at 5.46am last Thursday after the HGV lost control and left its load of beer strewn across the road.
Traffic was left queuing beyond Junction 6 for Faversham on the London-bound carriageway with delays of up to an hour reported.
Firefighters were sent to the toppled lorry to cut out the driver after he was trapped by his injuries. Fire crews had left by 8.20am. The driver was taken to King’s College Hospital, London, by road with head and arm injuries.
A tweet from the Road Policing Unit later said the driver had been on duty for 26 hours and 28 minutes and had been driving for 11 hours and 27 minutes.
The load was said to have been “completely insecure”, the tyres in a poor condition and some trailer brakes not connected.
The road remained closed for seven hours.