Police appeal for information on white van thought to be involved in HGV accident at Blackwell roundabout

Darlington and Stockton Times: The scene on the A66(M) on Friday night after a HGV overturned, spilling corrosive chemicals The scene on the A66(M) on Friday night after a HGV overturned, spilling corrosive chemicals

POLICE are appealing for witnesses to a collision that caused a heavy goods vehicle to overturn, spilling corrosive chemicals across the carriageway.

The incident at about 4.15pm on Friday (January 10) at the Blackwell roundabout, on the A66(M), near Darlington, led to the closure of the road for several hours while the damage was cleared.

The HGV, which had Total Recycling Services written on the side, was travelling on the Blackwell roundabout towards Darlington, when a white van pulled across it, causing it to overturn.

The driver of the lorry suffered minor injuries in the collision.

The white van involved in the incident is described as a Ford Transit or a Mercedes Vito. It did not stop at the scene.

Officers from North Yorkshire Police are appealing to the driver of the van or anybody who witnessed the incident to come forward with information.

Anyone with information is urged to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 – select option two – and ask for Traffic Constable Tony Leonard or Richmond Road Policing Group, quoting reference number 12140005350.

Alternatively, information can be emailed to tony.leonard@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk

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12:31pm Mon 13 Jan 14

TimYoyo says...

Lets have a think, which group of people around the Darlington area regularly drive like they own the road in their white vans and would happily leave the scene of an accident??
Lets have a think, which group of people around the Darlington area regularly drive like they own the road in their white vans and would happily leave the scene of an accident?? TimYoyo

1:06pm Mon 13 Jan 14

Spy Boy says...

1. Where in Darlington were these corrosive chemicals going ?
2. Why ?
3. Why were the containers not sealed to prevent spillage ?
1. Where in Darlington were these corrosive chemicals going ? 2. Why ? 3. Why were the containers not sealed to prevent spillage ? Spy Boy

2:47pm Mon 13 Jan 14

fourmars says...

TimYoyo wrote:
Lets have a think, which group of people around the Darlington area regularly drive like they own the road in their white vans and would happily leave the scene of an accident??
let me think hmmm??? I know, but I wil let everyone else make there own mind up,lol
[quote][p][bold]TimYoyo[/bold] wrote: Lets have a think, which group of people around the Darlington area regularly drive like they own the road in their white vans and would happily leave the scene of an accident??[/p][/quote]let me think hmmm??? I know, but I wil let everyone else make there own mind up,lol fourmars

4:46pm Mon 13 Jan 14

English lad says...

Will they catch the p1keys in the white van? Will they even bother looking?
Will they catch the p1keys in the white van? Will they even bother looking? English lad

6:08pm Mon 13 Jan 14

Jackaranda says...

Come on folks, they may have been on a mercy mission, someone somewhere may have needed a mattress!!
Come on folks, they may have been on a mercy mission, someone somewhere may have needed a mattress!! Jackaranda

7:32pm Mon 13 Jan 14

Border Terrier says...

what's it with beds and mattresses, is there such a big market?
what's it with beds and mattresses, is there such a big market? Border Terrier

8:06pm Mon 13 Jan 14

Scotchcorner says...

Spy Boy wrote:
1. Where in Darlington were these corrosive chemicals going ?
2. Why ?
3. Why were the containers not sealed to prevent spillage ?
Spy Boy, you should think a while before jumping on the 'panic bandwagon'. 1:Where does it say the end user is in Darlington? And if so, what's the problem? 2:All manufacturing has a footprint and some of it is hazardous. It needs disposing of safely within a safe environment and it is uneconomic if not impossible for all manufacturing plants to dispose of these goods on site. 3:The UK has the highest standards of any industrialised country for the transportation of hazardous goods. In fact, we initiated the 'hazchem' scheme on Teesside due to the amount of chemicals on the roads of the north east. The 'containers' the goods were being carried in will be to British and European standard and suitable for the carriage of hazardous goods. They would not be loaded onto the truck if they were not.
Huge knee-jerk reaction Spy Boy.
[quote][p][bold]Spy Boy[/bold] wrote: 1. Where in Darlington were these corrosive chemicals going ? 2. Why ? 3. Why were the containers not sealed to prevent spillage ?[/p][/quote]Spy Boy, you should think a while before jumping on the 'panic bandwagon'. 1:Where does it say the end user is in Darlington? And if so, what's the problem? 2:All manufacturing has a footprint and some of it is hazardous. It needs disposing of safely within a safe environment and it is uneconomic if not impossible for all manufacturing plants to dispose of these goods on site. 3:The UK has the highest standards of any industrialised country for the transportation of hazardous goods. In fact, we initiated the 'hazchem' scheme on Teesside due to the amount of chemicals on the roads of the north east. The 'containers' the goods were being carried in will be to British and European standard and suitable for the carriage of hazardous goods. They would not be loaded onto the truck if they were not. Huge knee-jerk reaction Spy Boy. Scotchcorner

8:54pm Mon 13 Jan 14

Jackaranda says...

Border Terrier wrote:
what's it with beds and mattresses, is there such a big market?
No, "Memory Foam Mattresses, stop me and buy one" written on a van hides what's really being carried!!
[quote][p][bold]Border Terrier[/bold] wrote: what's it with beds and mattresses, is there such a big market?[/p][/quote]No, "Memory Foam Mattresses, stop me and buy one" written on a van hides what's really being carried!! Jackaranda

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