Lorry crash after trailer comes off cab near Rugby

A lorry ended up in a hedge after its trailer came away from the cab on Straight Mile near Rugby. Photo by Warwickshire Police NNL-170331-151733001
A lorry ended up in a hedge after its trailer came away from the cab on Straight Mile near Rugby. Photo by Warwickshire Police NNL-170331-151733001

A lorry ended up in a hedge after crashing when its trailer came away from its cab near Rugby on Friday afternoon (March 31).

The driver was unhurt but police are investigating how the trailer detached from the tractor unit while moving on B4453 Straight Mile at around 2.45pm.

Both units were recovered from the side of the road using specialist equipment by BV Commercials Recovery Agency to assist the investigation.

The road was closed between the A4071 at McDonalds to Bourton on Dunsmore as emergency services dealt with the crash about halfway down the road.

Straight Mile is blocked with slow traffic because of the crash. Photo by Warwickshire Police NNL-170331-151722001

Straight Mile is blocked with slow traffic because of the crash. Photo by Warwickshire Police NNL-170331-151722001

The road will be shut for recovery work. Photo by Warwickshire Police NNL-170331-152559001

The road will be shut for recovery work. Photo by Warwickshire Police NNL-170331-152559001