HGV driver dies in A38 collision with three Army trucks

A lorry driver has died from his injuries following a serious collision on the A38 yesterday afternoon. The crash, involving three army trucks and an HGV, happened on the A38 just before 2pm on Wednesday, September 29, closing the road in both directions. Police confirmed that the 53-year-old driver of the HGV involved in the collision was taken to the Queen’s Medical Centre, in Nottingham, but later died of his injuries.

stories about traffic and travel in Derbyshire Both carriageways on the road were closed at the A516 Uttoxeter New Road / B5020 junction. Long delays and queues had been reported with huge tailbacks stretching back to Burton. Derbyshire police, the Fire and Rescue Service and East Midlands Ambulance Service all attended the scene.

Police are now appealing for dash cam footage of the incident as the investigation continues. In a statement Derbyshire Constabulary, said: “The incident, which occurred on the northbound stretch of the road close to Mickleover at 1.45pm yesterday (29 September), involved three army trucks and an HGV. “The driver of the HGV, a 53-year-old man, sustained serious injuries and was pronounced dead at the Queen’s Medical Centre later that same day.

“His family are aware, and our thoughts are with them at this time. “Detectives investigating the incident are appealing for any drivers with dashcam footage, in particular of the moments leading up to the incident, to get in touch. “Anyone with information is asked to contact Derbyshire police using any of the below methods, including reference 21*566586.”

A spokesperson from Derbyshire police yesterday said: “The call was received at 1.45pm.

Officers have closed both carriageways of the A38 between Findern and Kingsway while work at the scene continues.”

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