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Lorry Collision Brings North Street to a Halt

Published on: 6 Aug, 2022
Updated on: 10 Aug, 2022

Lorry collision North Street

By Martin Giles

Traffic on North Street in Guildford came to a halt this morning around 10.30am (August 6) when an unmarked refrigerated lorry collided with a shop canopy at the junction with Leapale Road.

A photo of the incident appears to show earlier damage to another part of the canopy at Entertainment CEX Exchange.

With the Saturday market in full swing, police closed the road and were seen directing drivers to a diversion.

A witness told The Dragon, “The lorry driver was nowhere to be seen. It appeared as if he cut the corner too fine as he turned down into North Street. The canopy had locked into the side panel of the lorry and I think it couldn’t be moved without causing further damage.”

No casualties were observed.

There was soon gridlock in the immediate area and police called to the scene were directing traffic along Hadyn Place as a diversion.

The crashed lorry spanned almost the entire width of the street.

By midday, the street was open again and traffic flowing.

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Responses to Lorry Collision Brings North Street to a Halt

  1. Michael Hard Reply

    August 6, 2022 at 9:53 pm

    Poor driving no other excuse, the driver could have taken a much wider line as shown by the white lines shown in the image.

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