UPDATED: Five people taken to hospital as accident closes A18 on Mortal Ash Hill near Scunthorpe
Two men were trapped inside a flatbed lorry near Scunthorpe this morning (Monday, September 10), resulting in a section of the A18 being closed for several hours.
Emergency services were called to a a collision on the eastbound carriageway near, Mortal Ash Hill.
Initially, an articulated lorry and a Transit van were reported to have been involved.
Police, fire and ambulance services were all alerted.
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Later, Humberside Fire and Rescue service revealed that the incident had involved a motorised lawn mower and two lorries.
Two men - trapped inside the flatbed - were released by using sets of hydraulic cutting gear.
Three other people were already clear of their vehicles when fire-fighters arrived.
Five casualties were taken to hospital by ambulance.
A road closure was put in place at nearby Ashby Ville and continued well into the afternoon.