POLICE have confirmed that no arrests have been made after a dramatic crash saw a lorry land on its roof.

The incident happened shortly after 4pm on Friday afternoon on the A329 flyover and caused the road to be closed for more than a day.

RECAP: A Parcelforce lorry went through the metal railing on the Inner Distribution Road (IDR) and landed on the roundabout underneath.

The driver managed to escape with minor injuries after being taken to Royal Berkshire Hospital for further examination.

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Parcelforce Worldwide confirmed it was assisting Thames Valley Police with the investigation.

The A327 reopened after a few hours, with long queues of traffic continuing late into Friday evening.

However, the A329 flyover was out of action for most of Saturday.

Rosie Carpenter, who was driving her red Audi A3 behind the lorry, spoke to the Chronicle about the horrific incident.

She said: “I was driving across the Inner Distribution Road (IDR) flyover just after 4pm when the Parcelforce lorry came across into the centre of the road over the central reservation kerb.

“It then proceeded to the barrier of the opposite side, where it crashed through and landed upside down under the bridge.

“I remember as the lorry went across the road I slammed on my brakes and abandoned my car in the middle of the road and ran to the opposite side. It was horrific to watch.”

Reading Chronicle:

Reading Borough Council installed replacement concrete barriers at 11pm on Saturday and traffic returned to normal the following day.

The incident caused chaos on the roads, with drivers reporting delays of more than an hour during rush hour.

A spokesman for South Central Ambulance Service said: “We took a significant number of 999 calls from around 4.10pm, all reporting that a van had come off the flyover that heads down to the Oracle Shopping Centre in Reading, A327.

Reading Chronicle:

“The good news is that the male driver has appeared to have escaped serious injury, but we will be taking him to the Royal Berkshire Hospital for further assessment.

“We currently have a rapid response vehicle and an ambulance at the scene.”