Burnley horror smash trucker comes home

The scene of the accident
The scene of the accident

A trucker caught in a motorway horror crash in Somerset has returned to Burnley after emergency surgery.

Adam Walne (29) was seriously hurt when his lorry flipped over on the M5 at Portishead last week.

The driver, who works for Padiham haulage firm Fagan and Whalley, suffered head and back injuries and needed emergency operations at the Frenchay Hospital in Bristol.

His aunt Anne Bannister, posted a message on Facebook on behalf of Adam’s parents Ken and Shirley Walne, which thanked well wishers for their messages of support.

She said: “We would like to thank you all for your kind wishes and support. We are truly overwhelmed.

“After a nine-and-a-half hour life-threatening operation, Adam is quite stable, but has still got a long way to go. However, Adam is already showing signs of his unique sense of humour!”

Now Adam has returned home to his native Lancashire.

Bosses at Fagan and Whalley said: “We are delighted to announce our driver Adam has returned home to Lancashire.

“We wish him a speedy recovery and thank everybody for their best wishes.”