Surrey crash sees tyres strewn across A3

  • 23 August 2013
  • From the section Surrey

"Significant debris" has been cleared from the A3 near Woking overnight after an articulated lorry laden with tyres crashed and shed some of its load.

Surrey Police were called to reports the lorry had hit a broken-down car near Ripley services. They said a Vauxhall Astra then hit the back of the lorry and overturned.

Other vehicles hit both the lorry and Astra at about 23:20 BST, police said.

Officers said a total of seven vehicles were involved in the incident.

Lorry driver trapped

The lorry travelled up the embankment and jack-knifed, police added.

The driver was initially trapped in his cab and was freed by the fire service.

He was later taken to St George's Hospital in London with minor leg injuries.

No-one else was injured, police said.

Work to clear the debris and recover the vehicles took place through the night.

The southbound carriageway reopened at about 06:30 BST and the northbound carriageway was unaffected.

Any witnesses are asked to contact the Surrey Police Collision Investigation Unit.

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