lorry overturned on A534 Faddily, pic by cheshire police

This is the latest lorry accident on an  A534 bend near Nantwich – the third within yards of each other in just two weeks.

Now residents living along the stretch of road in Faddiley are calling for action.

Cheshire Police had to close off the busy road between the A51 and A49 earlier today (August 14) to recover the vehicle in the latest incident.

HGV rescue teams within the force tweeted: “Another HGV rollover at the same location within 6ft of last week’s one. A534 CLOSED between A51 & A49 for recovery.”

Last week, a driver was taken to hospital after an almost identical incident happened on the A534 close to the Woodhey Hall Lane turn off.

The road was shut for several hours, causing delays and traffic problems on diversions through local villages.

lorry on side A534 Faddiley, pic by cheshire police rescue teams

And one eye-witness Ali Zakers, who lives close to the scene, said just a day before there was also an accident on the same bend involving a flat-bed truck shedding its load.

“We’ve lived along here for 18 years now and we’ve seen a lot of bad accidents, and helped out at many” said Ali.

“It’s typically motorbikes and hot hatches we’ve helped out with.

“These lorries are traveling west to east and the corner is severe right hand continuing bend.

“There are chevrons and road markings but as lorry weights have increased and speed limit there is 60mph, the incidents appear to be getting more common.

“Obviously, it’s an old bendy road coping with increased HGV traffic since the Nantwich bypass.

“It’s evidently pretty disastrous for the HGV drivers and not great for the residents on the road.”

It’s not clear if anyone was injured in today’s incident which happened at around midday and closed the road for a few hours.

(pictures above courtesy of Cheshire Police, and below courtesy of Ali Zakers)

lorry accident A534 Faddiley

2 Comments

  1. The lorry limit is 50 not 60. It used to be 40.

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