Lorry driver takes ill, crashes and dies at the wheel

The scene of a crash involving a lorry from Egger / Timberpak Ltd which left the road at the Pattinson Roundabout in Washington, after the driver fell ill at the wheel.

The scene of a crash involving a lorry from Egger / Timberpak Ltd which left the road at the Pattinson Roundabout in Washington, after the driver fell ill at the wheel.

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A LORRY driver took ill and died at the wheel while driving a heavy goods vehicle.

Police were called after the lorry swerved into a grassed area at the A195 roundabout with Pattinson Road.

The driver of the lorry was found unconscious after possibly falling ill at the wheel.

The incident happened at about 11.10am and the road is currently closed at Pattinson Road down to James Steel Park.

The A195 closed is also closed in both directions a the junction of Pattinson Road and Biddick Lane.