Driver miraculously avoids injury after his van flips and leaves the road in Soham

PUBLISHED: 17:16 23 February 2017 | UPDATED: 18:12 23 February 2017

A Corkers Crisps van was badly damaged after being overturned in heavy winds in Soham today (February 23). PHOTO: East Cambridgeshire Constabulary

A Corkers Crisps van was badly damaged after being overturned in heavy winds in Soham today (February 23). PHOTO: East Cambridgeshire Constabulary

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There was a lucky escape for a delivery driver caught up in Storm Doris in Soham.

His Corkers Crisps van was left severely damaged after the storm’s high winds caused it to flip and come to a skidding halt and the side of the road on Eye Hill Drove this afternoon (Thursday February 23).

The van is thought to be a write-off, but luckily the driver was left shaken but uninjured.

The accident is one of 40 that police in East Cambridgeshire have dealt with since Storm Doris hit the UK last night.

Sergeant Phil Priestley said: “Since 9pm last night we’ve responded to around 40 calls relating to the situations on the roads and road traffic collisions.

“We’re working with our partners in the Highways Agency, with the Ambulance Service and with Fire & Rescue to deal with the matters that have been reported.

“We advise all drivers to take care on the roads in the prevailing conditions and to be mindful of the high winds, particularly if driving high sided vehicles.”

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