UPDATE: A449 reopened after firefighters battle lorry fire in Worcester

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  • TWO 44-tonne lorries crashed and caught fire on the A449 near Sixways Stadium, Worcester.
  • The A449 eastbound, heading to the M5, was resurfaced and reopened this morning (August 17), with new tarmac arriving at midnight last night.
  • The emergency services, including three fire crews, an ambulance and a paramedic area support officer, rushed to the scene shortly after 11.30am yesterday.
  • One of the lorry drivers was taken to Worcestershire Royal Hospital with chest injuries caused by his seat belt and steering wheel.
  • The driver of the other lorry is unhurt.
  • The A449 was closed in both directions between the Blackpole Island and Junction 6 of the M5.
  • The westbound carriageway, heading towards Kidderminster, has reopened.
  • We will continue to bring you updates.


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