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

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.

Friday, 3rd August 2018, 6:02 pm
Updated Monday, 13th August 2018, 11:29 am
The overturned lorry at Horns Bridge roundabout.

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

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."

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The overturned lorry at Horns Bridge roundabout.

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 incident caused long delays in the area for several hours.

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Video and pictures show overturned lorry at Chesterfield roundabout
The overturned lorry at Horns Bridge roundabout back upright. Picture by Brian Eye.