Traffic was being diverted by police at the scene of an overturned cement truck on South Road in Paget this morning, near the junction with Seabright Avenue.

A police spokesman said: “The driver has been extracted from the vehicle and taken to hospital for treatment of suspected non-life threatening injuries.

A crane was needed to remove the overturned cement truck. The incident occurred around 9am this morning. 

The driver, a 41-year-old Southampton man, “was temporarily trapped in the vehicle before being extracted by police. A spokesman said he was “conscious and breathing”.

He was taken to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance for treatment of suspected non-life threatening injuries.

An update on his condition will be provided in due course.

The spokesman noted: “Works & Engineering personnel also attended the scene and a crane is on site to assist with the removal of the overturned cement truck.

At last check, traffic diversions were no longer in effect in the area. “The main road is clear – however, some disruption is expected to continue along Seabright Avenue until the crane on site can remove the overturned cement truck.

“The patience and cooperation of the motoring public during this process is appreciated,” he added.

Inquiries are now underway and any witnesses are urged to contact the main police telephone number 295-0011.

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