Man taken to hospital after wood-chip lorry crash

A driver in the UK has been taken to hospital after a crash which sparked a intense lorry fire on a busy dual carriageway.

Two lorries collided on the A449 near Worcester at around on Tuesday morning (17 August, 2016). One of the vehicles, which was carrying wood chips, then burst into flames, according to the Birmingham Mail.

An ambulance and a paramedic area support officer were sent to the scene. One of the drivers was taken to hospital with chest injuries.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The collision caused a fire that has totally consumed one of the lorries, which was carrying wood chips.

The driver of that lorry, a man, suffered chest injuries from the seatbelt and steering wheel and was conveyed to Worcestershire Royal Hospital. The other driver was uninjured and was able to decouple the cab from the trailer before the fire took hold."

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