Video: Overturned lorry causes traffic chaos in Leeds

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AN OVERTURNED lorry has caused traffic chaos in Leeds today.

The lorry, which has been described as a tanker by police, overturned on the A63 Pontefract Lane near Cross Green Business Park at around 8.40am today.

PIC: Jonathan Gawthorpe

PIC: Jonathan Gawthorpe

The road has been closed from Cross Green Approach to Temple Newsam while fire and ambulance crews attend the scene.

A West Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said the driver had to be freed from the lorry by firefighters and was taken to Leeds General Infirmary with injuries that are not thought to be life-threatening.

A passenger was able to escape from the lorry and was checked by ambulance staff.

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