Tailbacks as lorries and car crash on A46 in Leicestershire
Traffic came to a standstill yesterday morning after two lorries and a car were involved in a collision on the A46 ring road.
The crash happened at 9.40am as a car was joining the busy road, heading northbound towards the Hobby Horse island.
Both lorries were travelling along the dual carriageway in the same direction.
One motorist who witnessed the crash said: "The slip road from Wanlip is short and vehicles often struggle to build up enough speed to join the traffic on the A46, which is travelling at 50mph to 60mph.
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"I heard the impact as a bulk tipper lorry crashed into the back of another lorry, which was braking to avoid a collision with a car.
"The driver of the bulk carrier had to climb out through the windscreen of his vehicle. I was surprised he wasn't injured but he was able to walk around."
No-one was injured, but the collision caused long tailbacks on the northbound carriageway while the vehicles and debris were removed from the road.