Lorry tips over and crushes car

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THIS was the scene on Woodhouse Lane earlier today after a lorry laden with steel beams toppled over going round a corner and crushed a parked car.

Fortunately nobody was walking past at the time of the accident as they would have almost certainly been killed.

Lorry crash on Woodhouse Lane

Lorry crash on Woodhouse Lane

Residents told how they heard a huge bang then saw the driver of the lorry scrambling out of his cab over broken glass.

A removal operation is now in place and Woodhouse Lane is closed at its junctions with Beech Hill Lane and Springfield Road.

See Wigan Council website for road updates.

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