VIDEO: On-the-run lorry driver hunted after crash in Sheffield

A lorry driver is on the run after a collision in Sheffield yesterday.

Tuesday, 14th November 2017, 8:06 am
Updated Tuesday, 14th November 2017, 8:12 am
A lorry overturned in Shepcote Lane, Sheffield

Emergency services were called to Shepcote Lane, Tinsley, after a lorry overturned at around 6.50pm.

But when police officers arrived the driver was not at the scene and has not yet been traced.

A lorry overturned in Shepcote Lane, Sheffield

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No other vehicles were believed to have been involved in the incident, which happened close to the junction with Greasbro Road.

The road was blocked for a number of hours while enquiries were carried out and arrangements were made for the lorry to be recovered from the crash scene.

A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: "Police in Sheffield want to hear from you if you hold any information about a collision on Shepcote Lane yesterday evening.

"At around 6.50pm, it is reported that an articulated HGV tipped onto its side on Shepcote Lane, near to the junction with Greasbro Road, Sheffield.

A road in Sheffield was closed for hours after a lorry overturned

"At this time, it is not thought that any other vehicles were involved.

"The driver of the HGV is believed to have left the scene prior to police arrival.

"Officers are keen to speak with the driver, as well as anyone who may have witnessed the collision."

Anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 782 of November 13.

Emergency services were alerted to a crash in Shepcote Lane yesterday
A lorry overturned in Shepcote Lane, Sheffield
A road in Sheffield was closed for hours after a lorry overturned
Emergency services were alerted to a crash in Shepcote Lane yesterday