This is what caused lorry to overturn on Horns Bridge roundabout in Chesterfield

The overturned lorry at Horns Bridge roundabout.
The overturned lorry at Horns Bridge roundabout.

The driver of a lorry which overturned at Horns Bridge roundabout in Chesterfield 'took evasive action' to avoid a collision with a car, the Derbyshire Times has learned.

The Bibby Distribution lorry - which was transporting cardboard - ended up on its side on the busy roundabout shortly before 7am yesterday.

The overturned lorry at Horns Bridge roundabout.

The overturned lorry at Horns Bridge roundabout.

A spokesperson for Bibby Distribution said this afternoon: "We understand the driver of this vehicle took evasive action to avoid a collision with a car that made a late decision to leave the roundabout.

"We are very grateful no-one was injured."

A Derbyshire Constabulary spokesperson said no arrests were made and added: "All suggests it was nothing more than an accident."

The lorry was eventually put back upright and cardboard had to be cleared from the carriageway.

The overturned lorry at Horns Bridge roundabout back upright. Picture by Brian Eye.

The overturned lorry at Horns Bridge roundabout back upright. Picture by Brian Eye.

The incident caused long delays in the area for several hours.

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