UPDATE: Driver suffered head injuries when lorry spilled its load on the A43

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A 39-year-old lorry driver was airlifted to hospital with head injuries following a crash on the A43 this morning.

At around 7.45am this morning the lorry was travelling south along the A43 when it toppled over just before the exit slip road for Syresham and spread its load across both carriageways.

Grain lorry which spilled its load just before the A43 exit for Syresham.

Grain lorry which spilled its load just before the A43 exit for Syresham.

The A43 has been closed in both direction since then as local farmers assist with the clear up and police collison investigators survey the crash scene.

A spokesman for the Warks and Northants Air Ambulance said: “Our crew received the call at 8.21am and were on scene at 8.35.am.

“The police were already on scene and the driver of the vehicle was initially unconscious.

“He had been removed from the vehicle but he was in a bit of a state of confusion and had sustained a head injury.

“One of our on board doctors sedated the patient and gave him pain relief, then packaged him up and flew him to University Hospitals Warkwickshire and Coventry for further assessment and they arrived at 9.43am.”

As of 2pm Advertiser readers were still reporting tail backs on A43 around Towcester as traffic is diverted down the A5.