Page last updated at 18:52 GMT, Tuesday, 11 August 2009 19:52 UK

Family escape after lorry crash

Governors bridge
The family escaped with minor cuts and bruises

A family of four, including two young children, escaped with minor injuries after their car was crushed by a lorry in the Isle of Man.

The collision, involving a Peugeot 307 and a Leyland DAF lorry, happened near the Governor's roundabout on Monday.

Two children, aged nine months and four, and their parents suffered superficial cuts and bruises.

The Mountain Road in Onchan was closed for a number of hours for vehicle recovery and investigations.

Manx police said the lorry driver was uninjured in the collision, which resulted in its trailer landing on the roof of the family car.

Witness appeal

Pc Andy Reed of the eastern neighbourhood policing team, was one of the first officers to get to the crash.

He said: "As I arrived at the scene and saw the trailer and digger resting on its side, with the digger's arm on the roof of the driver's side of the car, I assumed that we were going to be dealing with serious injuries, however the occupants of the car had already got out of the vehicle."

All four members of the family were taken to Noble's Hospital for treatment.

Officers are urging anyone who witnessed the collision, which happened at about 1600 BST, to contact them.

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