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Lorry crashes off motorway bridge

A man had to be airlifted to hospital after a burst tyre caused the lorry he was driving to crash off a bridge.

Lorry crashes off M18 bridge

Police were called yesterday after a lorry, travelling on the M18 South, at Rawcliffe Bridge.

A tyre on the lorry had burst, which caused the vehicle to slide across the road and, fall over the bridge. As it fell it caught fire.

The driver of the lorry, a 61 year old man, was airlifted to Leeds General Infirmary and treated for cuts, bruises and dislocated shoulder.

Police closed the M62 Westbound to the M18 as all emergency services helped in the recovery of the vehicle, which was carrying fertiliser.



Campaigners fight plans for motorway service station

Campaigners fighting to save ancient woodland in South Yorkshire say plans for a new motorway service station would destroy it forever.

Developers want to build the new service station on land next to junction 35 of the M1 in north Sheffield. But residents claim Smithy Wood is a haven for wildlife and that other nearby brownfield sites are available. They've launched a petitiion to protect the site.

A1 motorway plans on show for second day

Plans to improve journey times and increase safety on the A1 between Leeming and Barton, North Yorkshire, by upgrading the dual carriageway to a three-lane motorway are on show for a second day.

A public information exhibition will be held at the Bridge House Hotel in Catterick, North Yorkshire until 4pm. People will be able to view the plans for the new motorway, and for local access road provision between Leeming and Barton.

Road over the peaks

A new motorway that could rip through the heart of the Peak District has angered environmental campaigners who say it would destroy on of the most beautiful areas in the country.

The road would link Manchester with Barnsley. A similar scheme was defeated in the 1990s but now it could be reinstated to boost economic growth. Martin Fisher has the story.

Drivers asked to take care after major fire

Residents living near the scene of a major fire involving up to 8,000 tons of wood and waste have been urged to keep their doors and windows closed. Motorists using a section of the M1 at Stanton-by-Dale, near Long Eaton, Derbyshire, have also been asked to take extra care.

Emergency crews were first alerted at 10.37pm and appliances from Ilkeston, High Field, Long Eaton, Heanor and Stapleford were sent to the scene.

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