Lorry driver dies at the wheel in A653 in Tingley

A man died at the wheel of his lorry last night in Tingley.

Friday, 3rd October 2014, 11:50 am
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The driver, a 52-year-old man from Bradford, is believed to have been taken ill at the wheel before crashing into a lamppost in Dewsbury Road, Tingley, just after 8pm last night (Thursday).

Paramedics pronounced him dead shortly after arriving. Enquiries are ongoing.

Eyewitness Toby Barker said: “I was on Tingley Roundabout oat about 10pm and Dewsbury Road was closed both sides with police tape.

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“There were lots of police cars on the left hand carriageway with blue lights flashing. I could see a lorry that looked like it had jack-knifed.

“I thought it must have been serious because an officer was taking pictures and both carriageways were closed.”

Any eyewitnesses should contact the Major Collisions Enquiry Team on 01924 293047.