‘It’s a miracle’ that block falling on to the A607 at Harlaxton did not kill anyone

Lorry at Harlaxton, lost its concrete slabs. Photo: 970C
Lorry at Harlaxton, lost its concrete slabs. Photo: 970C
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A woman who saw the aftermath of a lorry shedding a 20 tonne concrete block on to a busy road believes “it’s a miracle no-one was killed”.

One of three 10ft long blocks crashed on to the A607 at Harlaxton on Monday morning, splitting it in two and leaving debris scattered across the road.

Annette Barton drove with her husband right by the flat-bed lorry, and was shocked to see the concrete blocks had been secured by straps rather than chains.

Mrs Barton, 71, of Stathern, said: “I wound down my window and said ‘it’s a miracle no-one was killed’.

“My family travels into Grantham on the A607 and they would have been on the road with their child because it’s half-term. When we saw the lorry I felt quite sick.”

Lincolnshire Police spokesman James Newall said no action has been taken against the lorry driver or company.

He added: “The incident is being investigated as a damage-only road traffic collision.”

There were substantial delays for motorists while the road was cleared.