HGV driver dies after lorry crashes into subway

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A 47-year-old man has died after a crash in Bradford in the early hours of this morning.

At around 2.10am, emergency services were called to Wakefield Road, at the junction with Neville Road.

A HGV had gone through the roundabout barrier and crashed onto the pedestrian subway network in the centre of the roundabout.

The driver of the HGV was dead at the scene.

Emergency services remain at the scene today as work continues to make the road and subway safe and remove the lorry which sustained extensive damage.

Specialist lifting eqipment has been requested to remove the lorry and the A650 remains closed at the location.

The incident has caused significant traffic disruption and drivers are being urged to avoid the area.

PC Nigel Fawcett Jones of the Safer Roads and Neighbourhood Support Team, said: “Enquiries into the cause of what has been a significant and tragic incident on Bradford’s roads are ongoing today as is work to recover the lorry.

“Due to the scale of the collision this is very delicate work and is taking time. We apologise to drivers for delays and thank everyone for bearing with us.

“We are appealing for anyone who witnessed this incident, or who may have seen the HGV before the collision, to contact myself at the Safer Roads and Neighbourhood Support Team on 101.”