Lorry driver cut from cab after accident

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A TRUCK driver was rescued from his cab after his HGV rolled down an embankment.

Firefighters were called to the scene of the accident, near to the A1(M) Durham Services at Bowburn, yesterday morning after the lorry rolled down the ditch.

It did a complete turn before landing back on its wheels at about 6.10am.

The driver became trapped and had to be freed using cutting equipment.

He was taken to the University Hospital of North Durham suffering from minor injuries.

Police said the accident was the result of the driver failing to apply the handbrake.