Lorry driver killed by own vehicle
THE lorry driver killed in Holme was trapped between his own vehicle and a wall.
Police confirmed the 56-year-old man, who has not been named, died of multiple injuries following the accident on Woodhead Road on Monday morning.
But the exact circumstances of the incident are still being investigated.
The road, which is the main road through Holme village, remained cordoned off for several hours after the crash which happened at around 11.20am.
The tanker, carrying liquefied petroleum gas, was removed by specialist machinery at around 8pm on Monday night.
An investigation is now underway to establish the cause of the crash.
A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “It is believed the driver of the vehicle, a 56-year-old man, became trapped between the lorry and a stone wall before falling to the ground. He died at the scene from his injuries.”
Fire crews were called initially due to concerns the LPG tanker was leaking.
But on arrival the firefighters checked the highly-flammable load – used in domestic heating appliances – and found it to be stable.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Major Collision Enquiry Team on 01924 293047.